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Poetry Reading with Johnette Downing
April 16, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us Saturday, April 16th at 5 pm to celebrate the release of Johnette Downing’s new book of poetry, Singing Waters, A Selection of Haiku, Senryu and Haibun.
Tickets are $21 and include your signed copy of Singing Waters, or RSVP for free to let us know you’re coming if you’d prefer to buy the collection in the shop.
Singing Waters is a selection of over 100 of Johnette’s previously published poems in one volume.
Called the “Musical Ambassador to Children” and the “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions,” Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author who serves up a gumbo of Louisiana roots music and books in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children across the globe. In addition to working with children, she presents keynotes and workshops for educators globally. Dedicated to celebrating childhood, nurturing cultural exchanges, and fostering literacy through her music and books, Downing has performed in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, North America and the Caribbean. Her presentations speak to a child’s interests in an engaging, interactive, thought-provoking, educational, entertaining and culturally respectful way. A Governor of the Recording Academy’s Memphis Chapter, Downing has garnered a long list of awards for her music and her writing including a 2017 Louisiana Writer Award.