The Lompoc Museum invites you to the third of its 13-part series World War 1 Remembrance – 100 Years Later
Program : The Poetry of World War I
Date: January 11, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 -8:30 PM
Where: Stone Pine Hall, located at 210 S. H St, Lompoc
Guest Speaker: Santa Ynez Valley Poet Steven Braff
Guest Speaker and Santa Ynez Valley Poet Steve Braff will introduce the poetry of World War 1 and discuss the impact of the war on poetry’s structure, form, and content. A selection of poems of the period will be performed by members of the Lompoc Civic Theatre: Michael Callahan, Cara Carucci, Michelle Pittenger, and Mike Sewall. Among the featured poets are several who fought and died in the war, including Joyce Kilmer, Wilfred Owen, and Alan Seeger. Others had a close family member die fighting in the war. There will be an intermission and refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted towards the refurbishment of the World War Monument erected in the center of town in 1925 by the Civic Club and relocated to the Museum grounds in 1972. Plans are for its refurbishment to be completed in time for a rededication on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I – November 11, 2018.