Public Invited to Bench Dedication Ceremony Honoring U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

Posted on July 13, 2023

A black and white portait of Ada Limon, 24th Poet Laureate of the United States.

Join the City of Sonoma for a special bench dedication ceremony honoring acclaimed poet Ada Limón,  the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States. The event will occur on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. outside Readers’ Books. The site of the new bench is in front of Readers’ Books, an independent and local bookstore located just off the historic Sonoma Plaza where the Poet Laureate worked from 1991 to 1993 while attending Sonoma Valley High School.

The public ceremony will include speeches from elected officials and representatives and culminate in a ribbon-cutting to unveil a bench that bears a chosen quote from Ada Limón’s distinguished body of work.  Following the dedication, there will be a book signing event with Ada Limón from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This is a unique opportunity to meet the esteemed poet and have your books signed by the author.

The City of Sonoma welcomes all members of the community and supporters of the arts to attend this memorable event celebrating the achievements of a remarkable poet who hails from Sonoma Valley.

Event Details:


  • Friday, August 18, 2023


  • 9:00 a.m. – Bench Dedication Ceremony
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Book Signing


Readers’ Books (map it)
130 East Napa Street, S
Sonoma, CA 95476

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