Poetry contest

The Dayton Metropolitan Library Poetry Contest is open for entries through April 30.

Sunday, April 11, 2-3:30 p.m. (online) — The Wright Memorial Library will host an online poetry workshop webinar, focusing on various poetic forms and led by Gary Mitchner, Emeritus Professor of English at Sinclair College, and a poet whose works have been published in “The Paris Review” and many other literary journals. Learn more and register at https://www.wrightlibrary.org/WriteApril

Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. (online) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s 2020-2021 Cultural Arts and Book Series features the novel “Newark Minutemen,” inspired by the story of the Hitler-Nazi Ghost Party in America during the Great Depression, by Leslie K. Barry. The event is free and organized via Zoom. To receive detailed information and get the Zoom link, go to https://jewishdayton.org, click on the Cultural Arts & Book Series logo and sign up for updates.

Tuesday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m. (online) — Poets from the Wright Virtual Library will meet online at the Wright Memorial Library to discuss and share poetry. Learn more at https://www.wrightlibrary.org/wrightlibrarypoets, or for more information and the link to the meeting, contact Elizabeth Schmidt at schmidt@wrightlibrary.org or 937-294-7171.

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· Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. — The Washington-Centerville Public Library will host local author Christina Consolino as she talks about her debut novel, “Rewrite The Stars,” which is set in Kettering and explores the impact of PTSD on family and relationships. Learn more and register for this free online event at https://wclibrary.info. Click Programs, then click Authors and Writers.

Wednesday, April 28, 7 p.m. — The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Virtual Book Club, hosted by Ron Rollins, former Ideas and Voices editor for the Dayton Daily News, will discuss “The Beekeeper of Aleppo” from Christy Lefteri, 2020 DLPP Fiction Finalist. To learn more or register, visit www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/get-involved

· Until April 30 — The literary magazine “Flights,” published each fall by Sinclair Community College, is open for poetry and prose submissions. Learn more about the magazine, read past issues, and find instructions for submitting your work at https://flightsscc.wordpress.com/

· Through May 7 — Mock Turtle Zine, an independent literary zine published in Dayton, is open to submissions of poetry, prose, drama and art. Read past issues and find out how to submit your work at https://www.mockturtlezine.com/

Sharon Short writes historical mysteries under the pen name Jess Montgomery (www.jessmontgomeryauthor.com). Send her column ideas, news from the book club or literary events at sharonshort1983@gmail.com.