Lawon Underdown, a 97-year-old woman who published her lifelong collection of poems at 95, will give a poetry reading and book signing at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Belmont Hall, 217 Smyrna Leipsic Road, Smyrna.

Questions will be entertained after the poetry reading. Underdown’s books, “Shades of Love” will be available for purchase for $25. Cash, check and credit card payments accepted. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free but reservations are required to 264-9048 or