The Akron Art Museum will host an afternoon of poetry readings at 2:30 p.m. April 13.
The eighth annual New Words poetry event will include University of Akron Press 2001 Poetry Prize winner George Bilgere, an associate professor of English at John Carroll University in University Heights, reading selections from his latest book, The Good Kiss.
New Words 2003 poetry contest finalists then will receive their prizes and read their award-winning poems. The afternoon will conclude with a reception in honor of the poets and a book signing by Bilgere.
The Akron Art Museum is located at 70 E. Market St. For more information, call (330) 376-9185.