Leland Library hosts Jenifer Strauss, Jennifer Steinorth

From staff reports

On Friday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m., as part of their Children’s Summer Program, Leland Township Library will host storyteller Jenifer Strauss. Jenifer will be performing her “Don’t You Like My Tail?” story on the lawn of the Leland Library.

“Don’t You Like My Tail?” pairs adventurous stories and fun songs about our favorite (and not so favorite) furry friends. Long, short, hairless and flat! Wiggly, waggly, skinny and fat! Join Storyteller Jenifer Strauss for Animal Tales about their Tails. How did they get them? How did they lose them? Why do they wag them? How did they flatten them? The program also includes a takehome craft project so your young ones can continue telling Tales with Tails.

There is no cost to attend the program, which will be held in-person and outdoors (weather-permitting). Please bring chairs and/or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, the program will move into the Munnecke room.

On Tuesday, August 17th at 3:00pm, Leland Township Library will host local poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth for a poetry workshop, reading and discussion of her new book Her Read: A Graphic Poem.

Her Read: A Graphic Poem is a hybrid text at once poetry and visual art. In the tradition of reusing canvases, Steinorth

takes a seminal text, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read and with the liberal use of correction fluid, scalpel and embroidery floss, transforms the book from art criticism into feminist verse. Jen will describe the format of erasure poetry and invite attendees into conversation about issues in the book. In the spirit of creativity, Jen will allow the participants to choose if they’d like to try their hands at erasure poetry themselves or take a deeper dive into the issues her poems address.

For more information, call (231) 256- 9152 or visit LelandLibrary.org.