Poetry contest

– Patten Free Library is accepting submissions for the poetry contest

Bath’s Patten Free Library is accepting submissions for its new poetry competition, the winners of which will have their poems featured on the Library Park Poetry Walk in April.

“This is the second year we’ve hosted this event, but the first time we’ve included a poetry contest,” said Hannah Lackoff, program and outreach manager. “Our selection of poems for the poetic walk features poets from all times in history (including today) and will include a mix of age, race, gender, nationality and origin. We already have a number of local poets participating, but we wanted to open up the opportunity to those who might not have published poems. »

Poems are limited to 1-12 lines and should be on a hopeful or springtime theme. Entries will be accepted in two categories – for under 18s and 18+. Submissions are limited to residents of Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich, or students who attend schools in Regional Academic Unit 1 or schools in the library service area, such as Chop Point, Hyde or Chewonki.

Submission forms and more information can be found at .patten.lib.me.us, and are due by March 1.

The poetic walk will take place from April 1 to 30 in the library park.

This program is presented with the support of Midcoast Hospital.