Kim Dower is a pal of ours, which makes us all the more qualified, we think, to recommend her reading and poetry workshop at Vroman’s this Thursday. Come to hear her read some poems from her debut collection Air Kissing on Mars (out last year from Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press), stay for a free workshop. We’ve seen Kim do one of these at Vroman’s before, and the format works quite well—everyone is given a prompt, based on a poem from Kim’s book, and then people share their (often surprisingly good) attempts, and are given suggestions by Kim and the audience. It’s a warm, friendly, engaging atmosphere, and Kim is a great host. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to express your inner poet, this is it.
Kim Dower at Vroman’s
Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Free! Vromansbookstore.com; 626.449.5320