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THE LITERARY ARTS GUILD OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS,
LAKE SUNAPEE REGION ANNOUNCE THE ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
IN CELEBRATION OF POETRY MONTH 2023
"In Snow or Sun, Having fun! Recreation in New Hampshire"
RULES FOR SUBMISSION:
Compose a poem on the above theme.
Poets may submit one (1) original unpublished poem inspired by the theme.
Poems should be typed in a 12-pt, or larger font.
Poems should be no longer than one, “8.5 inch by 11 inch,” page.
Poets should submit by mail (address below). Send two (2) copies of your poem: one
copy including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The second
copy should have no identifying information.
The winning poets will be notified (by telephone or e-mail) by March 29 th and will be
invited to read their poem at the April 7th event described below.
Contestants who want to receive a list of contest winners should also submit a stamped,
self-addressed envelope with their entries. There is no fee for submission.
Submissions should be mailed by March 17th, 2023 to:
Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734 email@example.com
Members of the Center For the Arts’ Literary Arts Guild are not eligible for this contest.
There will be 3 winners in the adult category: First, Second and Third.
There will be one winner in each of the following categories: High School, Middle
School and Elementary School.
The judge for the contest is Melanie Chicoine, who is currently serving as president on the
Board of Directors for the Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH), and was a recent
chief editor of PSNH’s literary journal, The Poets’ Touchstone. During her tenure as editor,
she spearheaded the publication of a special collection celebrating all NH State Poets
The winning poets will be honored and invited to read their poems
in a public celebration of poetry
Friday, April 7, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Newbury Town Offices
937 Route 103, Newbury NH
Public invited ~ Refreshments served~ No charge for admission ~ Donations welcome!
If COVID Restrictions are put place the event will be held on Zoom.
Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your membership helps to support and encourage the artist community as a whole in the Lake Sunapee Region.
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and enjoy the benefits of that level.
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