The Akron Public Library in Akron, Iowa, will be hosting its 5th annual pRhyme Time on the Prairie, Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. They have invited three guest poets for this year’s event. Sioux City poet and author, Jeanette Hopkins is one, the others are Patrick Hicks and Marci Broyhill.
Jeanette has traveled extensively throughout the Midwest, Texas, New York, and New Jersey sharing her stories and love of literacy with children in public and private elementary schools. In the last 4 years she and her husband and fellow author, Bruce Hopkins, have been in nearly 200 schools and worked with thousands of schoolchildren. Jeanette was recently a featured author at the Iowa City City of Literature’s “One Book, Two Book” Festival, an event sponsored by UNESCO, Pearson Publishing Company, and the City of Literature. Jeanette will also be presenting at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in Hudson, New York this May. Jeanette has had two childrens’ books published. Most recently, The Juggler, which was an award-winning book with the Midwest Independent Publishers’ Assocation in 2012. Her first book was The LadyBug Waltz.