Nadia Gandhi – Special to Mustangs Ahead

“Mango” by LRHS junior Emma Bourdeau

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Braden River Branch Library is hosting a special reading for those who submitted poems to the Manatee Libraries teen poetry contest at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

All participants of the teen poetry contest will be able to share their poems with friends, families, and others in the audience.

The reading is open to the public.

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Manatee County Library teen librarian Molly Saunders encourages people to come to the event.

“I hope everyone invites their family and friends,” said Saunders.

There will be free food and drinks for the public to snack on during the event.

LRHS senior Reva Gandhi said, “I am extremely excited to attend the teen poetry contest reading to hear all the amazing poetry everyone has written.”

The 2022 Teen Poetry Issue is now available here on the 805lit magazine.