Poetry contest

Auburn Library, Land Trust Partner for Amateur Poetry Contest

Androscoggin Land Trust and the Auburn Public Library plan to offer an amateur poetry contest, Nature in Poetry, to celebrate the conservation of the natural world in this art form.

Participants are invited to be inspired and celebrate conservation and clean water in the poetic form of their choice.

Original poems will be judged in the following age categories: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-22, 23-55 and 56 and over. There will be winners in each category.

According to a press release from the library, the contest will run until July 19 and is open to all residents of the Androscoggin Land Trust service area. Submissions will be accepted in English and/or the poet’s primary language; the deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

When submitting, include name, contact (email and/or phone), and age category. Registrations will be accepted by email at [email protected]or by post to Androscoggin Land Trust, PO Box 3145, Auburn, ME 04212.

On Thursday, July 28 at 3 p.m., join the trust at the library at 49 Spring St. for a short presentation on the Clean Water Act on its 50th anniversary. There will also be poetry readings, the announcement of the competition winners, an introduction to Writing the Land – a special poetry project the trust is involved in – and a surprise announcement for the poetry winners.

This contest and program is presented as part of the library’s adult summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities, in which participants spend time exploring Maine’s waterways.

For more information, visit auburnpubliclibrary.org or call the reference desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

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