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Mar. 4, 2024

Lynne Thompson ’72 to Publish New Poetry Collection

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Oct. 19, 2023

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 to Be Honored at Beyond Baroque, LA Weekly Reports

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Jun. 30, 2023

Lynne Thompson ’72 and Rachel Fidler ’14 Connect Across Communities

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March 4, 2024

Lynne Thompson ’72 to Publish New Poetry Collection

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson ’72 will release her newest collection of poetry, Blue on a Blue Palette, on April 16, 2024.

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October 19, 2023

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 to Be Honored at Beyond Baroque, LA Weekly Reports

In addition to being named poet laureate in 2021, Thompson has also published several collections and received a fellowship from the American Academy of Poets in 2022.

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June 30, 2023

Lynne Thompson ’72 and Rachel Fidler ’14 Connect Across Communities

Although Lynne Thompson ’72 and Rachel Fidler ’14 graduated more than 40 years apart, the two alumnae have long worked together to bring their knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience to serve the greater Los Angeles community.

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April 13, 2023

In the Media: Los Angeles Daily News Features Lynne Thompson ’72’s Upcoming Reading

Thompson is the former poet laureate of Los Angeles and a recipient of a 2015 artist fellowship from the city of Los Angeles.

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November 23, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson to Read at 2022 Get Lit Gala, Broadway World Reports

The gala will honor several Los Angeles-area artists for their contributions and achievements.

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October 14, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Hosts “Day of Poetry” in Los Angeles, KCET Reports

Lynne Thompson ’72, the current poet laureate of Los Angeles, celebrated the city’s diverse and talented poets by co-hosting a “Day of Poetry” reading at Central Library.

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August 24, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Reads at First Poetry Under the Pier Event, Santa Monica Daily Press Reports

The event took place at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica aquarium and featured poems about nature and the ocean.

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August 12, 2022

Scripps College Thanks Lynne Thompson ’72 for Her Service as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Thompson will continue her service on the Board as immediate past chair. An accomplished and award-winning poet with several collections and publications in prestigious literary journals, she is also serving a two-year term as the poet laureate of Los Angeles, a role to which she was appointed in 2021.

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August 4, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Receives Fellowship from Academy of American Poets

Thompson is the current poet laureate of Los Angeles, a role to which she was appointed in 2021.

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April 20, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson to Headline National Poetry Month Reading, Topanga New Times Reports

Lynne Thompson ’72, poet laureate of Los Angeles, will headline the Loose Lips Poetry Series reading in honor of National Poetry Month.

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