Each year we celebrate National Poetry Month in April with our Teen Poetry Contest.
This year entries were accepted online April 1-14.
Teens in grades 7-12 from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland are invited to submit up to three original poems. Out-of-region library cardholders may also enter.
Entries will be judged by Claudia Emerson
. Emerson is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and is currently a University of Mary Washington professor.
Winners chosen from Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12 are awarded cash prizes and are invited to read their work at Teen Poetry Night on Wednesday, May 1, 7:30-8:30
, in the Headquarters Library
Theater. Sign-up begins April 1. For grades 7 to adult.