Wylie's Smith Public Library sponsors a poetry workshop and reading by poet and police officer Sarah Cortez. Alan Birkelbach, Texas Poet Laureate, and Ann Howells, Pushcart Prize nominee, will also present readings of their work. The workshop is for ages 16 and up is free, but registration is appreciated. Call 972-516-6250 option 3.
Cortez, a council member of the Texas Institute of Letters, has published numerous poems, essays and short stories in U.S. anthologies as well as in Europe. Her debut poetry collection, "How to Undress a Cop," won the PEN Texas Literary Award in poetry.