May 6th, 2011 / 9:39 am

Kenneth Goldsmith and Michelle Obama to lead a poetry workshop for children

“An Evening of Poetry”

Event Continues Arts Education Series at the White House on May 11th

The President and Mrs. Obama will host a celebration of American poetry and prose by welcoming accomplished poets, musicians and artists as well as students from across the country to the White House next week. Participants include Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Common, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann and Jill Scott who will read, sing, and showcase the impact of poetry on American culture. The President will make opening remarks at this event held in the East Room, which will be pooled press and streamed live on starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Find out more over at Jacket 2. (Thanks to Kent Johnson for the tip!)

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