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Blue Light at the Gallery is an ongoing program of poetry and music at the MSA Art Centre.

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Friday, July 9, 2021 – 6:00 pm Pacific Time / 8:00 pm Central Time

Emilie Lygren, author of What We Were Born For
Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Cast Away and The Tiny Journalist

About the poets:

Emilie Lygren is a poet and outdoor educator who loves talking to strangers, taking long walks, cooking for friends, and reading Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry. Emilie has developed dozens of publications and curricula focused on outdoor science education and social-emotional learning through her work at the award-winning BEETLES Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Her first book of poems, What We Were Born For, was published in April by Blue Light Press. Visit Emilie's website for more of her work and words:

Naomi Shihab Nye is a longtime fan of Emilie Lygren and her work. They met at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center years ago and have spent many happy weeks writing together there. Naomi lives in San Antonio, Texas, is on faculty at Texas State University,. and is the Young People's Poet Laureate through the Poetry Foundation (Chicago). She is author of author of Cast Away (Greenwillow/HarperCollins), The Tiny Journalist (BOA Editions), and many more books we all love.

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