Four things you need to know about National Poetry Month |

Four things you need to know about National Poetry Month

1. The month in question is April.

2. All Sundays in the month (except Easter, April 8), the Nevada County Poetry Series is celebrating by holding its annual April open-mic readings at Booktown Books & Tomes.

3. The readings are free, from 1 to 3 p.m., at 107 Bank Street (corner of South Auburn) in Grass Valley. Call 530-432-8196 or 530-272-4655 for more information.

4. National Poetry Month was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, which says it has been “successful beyond all anticipation and has grown over the years into the largest literary celebration in the world.”

– The Union staff

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