MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library organizes its annual poetry competition to celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week.
Writers can submit up to three original family-friendly poems. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Grades 3-8, Grades 9-12, and Adult (18+).
Poems will be judged by Duane Matthew Dodson, a published local poet and Stark State College faculty member. The winner of each category will receive a $50 gift card, courtesy of the Junior Friends of the Massillon Public Library.
Winners can read their poems at the poetry reading to be held at the Massillon Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on April 26. In collaboration with Musée Massillon and La Grande Lecture, winners and all writers who submit original poems on literary subjects, the featured book “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo, or books in general will be considered to read their works in April at “One-Act Plays” at Washington High School.
Registration forms are available and forms and poems can then be submitted at the Massillon Public Library Reference Desk and Children’s Desk, on the library’s bookmobile, and at the Barry Branch Library Askren Memorial and at the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library. Entries can also be submitted online at www.massillonlibrary.org. The deadline for entries is March 31.
Contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, ext. 319 or email@example.com for any questions.
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