Monday, January 4, 2016

Upcoming Poetry Events

A great way to build interest in POL and engage your students in poetry - especially if you haven't yet started your curriculum - is to encourage students to attend poetry events happening around them. Here are a few events and activities that have come across our desks:

3RD ANNUAL YOUTH POETRY HOOT - Wednesday, Jan. 6th from 7-9PM
Put on by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, Hoot Night is held the first Wednesday of the month at Cafe Espresso, in Portsmouth. This month will be YOUTH Hoot Night and will feature an hour of youth readings and then an hour open mic. Click here to read more.

THE POL STUDENT POETRY CLINIC - Saturday, Jan. 9th from 9-12PM
Register TODAY
The clinic will be this Saturday, Jan. 9th at Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro, from 9-12pm. This event is open to ALL students and FREE to attend. Students should bring at least one poem they are working on.

Entries are open for the 6th annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. The winner will receive $1,000, publication in Evansville Review and an invitation, with honorarium, to read in June 2016 as part of The Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm. The reading opens the Frost Farm Poetry Conference, which is devoted to metrical poetry. The winner also receives a scholarship to attend the conference. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016. Want to find out more?