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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

First Annual Adult Poetry Contest

Calling all poets!

Celebrate National Poetry Month Early

We know that the Children's and Young Adult's poetry contests have become an honored tradition in Allen County for hundreds of kids. We think it's time that adults joined in the fun!

The simple act of writing poetry can be therapeutic and meditative when we allow our minds to relax and be silent. Take some time this month and think about our theme of HOME. What does that word bring forth in your mind?

Compose a HOME poem (or 3) this month and drop it off at any ACPL location. Don't judge your words as you write- grant yourself permission to write the words that come to you. Be patient and enjoy yourself.

All participants are invited to the Awards Ceremony on April 28 where the winners will be announced by Joyce Brinkman, Indiana's Poet Laureate. There will also be time to listen to poetry, mingle and exchange ideas.

Entries will be accepted at all ACPL branch locations between March 1 and April 1. The contest is open to adult residents of Allen County who are 18 and over. Call Kerri or Carla in the Readers' Services department at 260-421-1235 with questions.

6 Comments:

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Teresa said...

How wonderful! I'll have to give it a go.

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so cool. It makes me wish I could write decent poetry. I'll tell my poetic friends about it, though.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Hey Anon-
What exactly is decent poetry, eh? ;-)
Write from your heart and I promise that your poetry will be, at the very least, decent.

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wondering about the ceremony--how much time for reading poetry? And will it only be the poems that were submitted or anything? I think it would be fun to have a reading out loud poetry time whether it's new poems or poems already written.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Joyce Brinkman, Indiana's Poet Laureate, will read some of her poetry and the winners' poems. There will be light refreshments, door prizes and time for mingling.

Your suggestion for reading poetry out loud is intersting. Do you mean a time where people can come and read poems they wrote or really like?

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carla asked: Do you mean a time where people can come and read poems they wrote or really like?

YES!

 

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