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December 10, 2021

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Discusses Her Poet Laureate Role with Interlitq

Lynne Thompson ’72, chair of the Board of Trustees, discussed her role and planned legacy as Los Angeles’ newest poet laureate with Interlitq.

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November 18, 2021

Scripps’ Literary Atmosphere Inspires Alum Authors

After years surrounded by such a wealth of literary influences, it’s no surprise that many Scripps alums have become authors in their own right—one look at the College’s ManuScripps list highlights the publishing power of the Scripps community.

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May 6, 2021

Lynne Thompson ’72 to Read at Beyond Baroque Reopening Benefit

Lynne Thompson ’72, chair of the Board of Trustees and poet laureate of Los Angeles, will read at a virtual event celebrating the re-opening of Beyond Baroque, a literary educational space in Los Angeles.

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April 8, 2021

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Discusses National Poetry Month, Reads Her Poetry on Spectrum 1

Lynne Thompson ’72, poet laureate of Los Angeles and chair of the Scripps Board of Trustees, discussed National Poetry Month with Spectrum 1, reciting her poem “Red Jasper” outside the Central Library.

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April 2, 2021

Lynne Thompson ’72 Launches Poetry Podcast for Los Angeles Public Library

Lynne Thompson ’72, chair of the Board of Trustees, launched a poetry podcast for the Los Angeles Public Library. Titled Poems on Air, the weekly podcast features Thompson reading her favorite poems.

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February 25, 2021

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times Report

Board of Trustees Chair Lynne Thompson ’72 has been named as the 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, CBS Los Angeles reported. In his announcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described Thompson as an “acclaimed writer, an outspoken force who uses words to tell stories and unite communities and open us up to perspectives.”

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