Lompoc World War I Poetry Program

A packed audience listens to guest speaker and poet Steve Braff during "The Poetry of World War I," a special program put on Jan. 11 by the Lompoc Museum. The event was the third in a 13-part series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. The next program will be Feb. 11.

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Lompoc’s Stone Pine Hall was filled this month for “The Poetry of World War I,” a program put on by the Lompoc Museum as part of its 13-part series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I.

The event, which took place Jan. 11, included an introduction by guest speaker and poet Steve Braff, as well as staged readings of 16 of the war’s most memorable poems. These readings were performed by members of the Lompoc Civic Theatre: Michael Callahan, Cara Carucci, Michelle Pittenger and Mike Sewall.

The Lompoc Museum plans to put on a free World War I-related event on the 11th day of each month through Nov. 11, which will mark 100 years since the signing of an armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The series began on Nov. 11, 2017.

Up next is the Feb. 11 program, which is titled “The Reality of War” and is set to include a screening of the classic 1930 film, “All Quiet on the Western Front.” The program will begin at 2 p.m. in Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

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For more information, call the Lompoc Museum at 736-3888 or visit www.lompocmuseum.org.

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