April 24, 2022: Kim Dower: A Poetic Celebration of Motherhood (Outdoor Event)

Writers Bloc and the Skirball Present

Kim Dower

Sunday April 24, 2022

3:00PM PST (Doors at 2:00PM)

Skirball Cultural Center (Outdoors)

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Please refer to the Skirball’s website for Covid safety protocols.

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$20 General
$10 Skirball Members and Full-Time Students

Writers Bloc Presents and the Skirball Cultural Center celebrate motherhood with an afternoon of poetry from former City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood Kim Dower, who will also be joined in conversation by authors Lisa See and Hope Edelman. The event will be held outdoors.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Dower’s latest collection, I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom, is an evocative and candid anthology of poems that looks at the rich and complex relationships that mothers and daughters share.

A book signing follows the program. Books available for purchase.

Kim Dower is a highly anthologized and award-winning poet Her poems are accessible, achingly funny and heart-rending. They’re so relatable that we nod as we read them. Need proof? Check out a few here. No wonder she was Poet Laureate of West Hollywood. In her new book, I Wore This Dress Today For You, Mom, Kim looks at motherhood in its messiness, its wonder, its chaos and its beauty. 

Lisa See is a bestselling novelist, and Hope Edelman is the author of the international bestseller, Motherless Daughters