What Shakespeare's Sonnets Say About Love

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Program: 
2:00 pm

In conjunction with this year's Adult Winter Reading Program theme of Shakespeare (a Winter's Tale Spin), the Westport Branch Library presents an afternoon with local author Vern Barnet.

Lovers of all sorts turn to Shakespeare's sonnets for their depth of emotion and the richness of their ideas. But did Shakespeare try to suppress the publication of his sonnets in 1609? Vern Barnet, former religion writer for the Kansas City Star and author of Thanks for Noticing (a collection of his own sonnets), discusses the sonnet form of poetry, how the sonnet in English is practically identified with Shakespeare's genius, and explores the meaning of Shakespeare's sonnets for us today.

Join us for an interesting presentation and discussion of love and Shakespeare!

Westport Branch Library
118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-701-3488