Announcing Lawrence Transit Poet Laureate Program and Summer Ride and Write Workshop

June 22, 2023

Join us for a ride that will awaken your senses and creative spirit!

Friday, July 7 • 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. • Meet in the library lobby at 5:30 p.m.

Join Lawrence Transit, poet and professor Megan Kaminski and the Lawrence Public Library in our kickoff for Lawrence Transit’s new Poet Laureate program, a Summer Ride and Write.

For more information and to register: Summer Ride and Write | Events | Lawrence Public Library (

We will travel through Lawrence via Route 10 on Lawrence Transit’s new electric bus and find inspiration together in the sights, sounds, and connections we make as we traverse the city. Guided by prompts to help us see our everyday lives through fresh eyes, we will write together and have opportunities to share our words. Participants will leave with a poem and prompts to inspire ongoing writing, as well as an invitation to submit poems for the Lawrence Transit poet laureate program. Led by poet and professor Megan Kaminski.

This event will be suitable for adults, teens, and youth alike!

“The library is thrilled to collaborate with Lawrence Transit and Megan Kaminski for Summer Ride and Write,” said Ruby, LPL Information Services Technician. “As librarians, our mission is to connect people to resources and inspiration, building relationships throughout our community. Reading, writing, and sharing our stories brings us all closer together – can’t wait to see you on the bus!”

The Lawrence Transit Poet Laureate program offers the chance for local poets (of any age) and their poems to be featured on Lawrence Transit electric buses. To be considered, submit a transit related poem by November 1, 2023.

“Poetry doesn’t just live in books or in quiet rooms—it lives and breathes with us as we travel through our day,” said Kaminski. “By writing and sharing our words, we connect to each other, to ourselves, and to our larger communities. I’m excited to collaborate with the Lawrence Public Library and Lawrence Transit to make space for the beauty and poetry in our everyday lives.”