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Aug. 24, 2022

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

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Aug. 12, 2022

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

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Aug. 4, 2022

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

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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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April 18, 2022

In the Media: Lynne Thompson ’72 Among Poets Who Make LA a “Great Poetry Town,” Per Los Angeles Times

Lynne Thompson ’72, poet laureate of Los Angeles, is one of the writers who makes LA a “great poetry town.”

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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 24, 2021

Scripps College Celebrates Class of 2021 at 91st Commencement

On May 22, 2021, Scripps College celebrated the Class of 2021 in its 91st Commencement exercises in a digital event watched across the country. Ruth Reese Lane ’92, immigration attorney and Scripps alumna, delivered the keynote address.

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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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