Do you suspect that poems are buried somewhere deep inside you, waiting to grow? At the Poetry Writing Workshop, which meets at the Albany Library (1247 Marin Ave.) every second Wednesday, Albany poet laureate Christina Hutchins leads exercises aimed at finding those hidden sources of inspiration and nurturing them in a supportive atmosphere. 7 p.m., free. ACLibrary.orgfree
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