Poetry Month - April 2021

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WORDPLAY, AN EXHIBIT OF ART AND POETRY

March 29th - June 24

More information here!

POETRY STORYWALK, A STORY IN VERSE

Entire month of April

Posted along the Amesbury Riverwalk, this year's Storywalk will feature award-winning Frybread.

POETRY-THEMED TRIVIA NIGHT AT BAREWOLF BREWING

April 1st, 7:00 pm

Hosted by former Amesbury Poet Laureate, Stephen R. Wagner!

More information available here.

ARS POETICA - POETRY ABOUT POETRY

April 27th, 6:30 pm

Local poets, including a few Poets Laureate, will be reading their poems. Includes an open mic. Ellie O’Leary, host, via Zoom. More information available here.

A MAKE AND TAKE ACTIVITY AT THE AMESBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

April 29th, 10 am - 4 pm

More information available on the Amesbury Public Library Kids' Place Page.

 

EARLY WRITERS OF NEW ENGLAND

Various times in April

A presentation by Ellie O’Leary, Amesbury Poet Laureate, on Amesbury Community Television.

YOUTH POETRY CONTESTS

AMESBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 18th ANNUAL GRADES K-6TH POETRY CONTEST: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Entire month of April

More information available on the Amesbury Public Library website here!

Download the Think Outside the Box info here!

WHITTIER HOME POETRY CONTEST

Deadline is April 16, 2021

The 6th annual poetry contest "Gathering of Verses" is for local High School students. Up to three poems may be submitted from now through the deadline of April 16, 2021. Once again, this year the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and honorable mention winners will receive $100, $75, $50, and $25 respectively!

Download the Gathering of Verses entry form here!

2020 POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

We congratulate these talented students from Newburyport High School!   

         

1st place – Emma Keith for her poem “A Picture Perfect Frame”

2nd place – Norah Morrissey for her poem “Contemplation in Isolation”

3rd place – Alyssa Keith for her poem “Juliana Got Pepper Spray for Confirmation”

Honorable Mention – Julia Olson for her poem “Complex Beings”

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