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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Local writers pen odes to their neighborhoods at the annual ZipOde Throwdown

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM

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It’s National Poetry Month, and what’s more poetic than using your federally appointed numerical designation to honor your neighborhood? WMFE invites Central Floridians to get creative and write odes to everyone’s favorite five numbers: their ZIP codes. These ZipOdes must each be five lines – the number of words in each line is determined by the number in your particular ZIP. Then, come out and represent your ’hood at the ZipOde Throwdown, where you can show off your poetic prowess, listen to live music from local band Beemo and munch on lobster rolls from the Monsta Lobsta food truck. It might not be Yeats or Dickinson, but these poems are packed with a certain rhythm and heart that’ll satisfy even the toughest literary critic.

6 p.m. Thursday, April 27 | Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave. | 407-872-1117 | wmfe.org | free

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