Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Adirondack Center for Writing Presents Poem Village

poem villageThe Adirondack Center for Writing is presenting PoemVillage to celebrate of the creativity and talent of Adirondack Tri-Lakes communities during National Poetry Month in April. Starting April 11th, all submissions of poetry from community members,  elementary kids to seniors, will be displayed in the windows of partnering businesses in downtown Saranac Lake.

For three weeks, a trail of locally-written poetry will follow anyone walking down Main Street. Then, on April 15th, the Adirondack Center for Writing will hide postcard-sized submissions in the corners of local businesses in an event called PocketPoetry. Under the morning coffee, tucked in a newspaper, or underneath the toothpaste at the local pharmacy, will be poems from your friends and neighbors.

Poetry Submissions

The Adirondack Center for Writing is seeking submissions of all forms of poetry from anyone living part-time or full-time in the Tri-Lakes region of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid. Limit 3 submissions per person. Teachers may submit work from the class as a whole with permission from the writers. Individual students are encouraged to submit poetry on their own.

Submission Guidelines

1. Deadline is Monday, March 14, 2016
2. You may submit 1-3 poems by copying and pasting your poems into this form.
3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines.
4. Note if the poem was previously published, where, and when.
5. The poem must be your own work.
6. If you are school-aged, identify your age and school.

PoemCity was created by Rachel Senechal and Phayvanh Luekhamhan and developed by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, in Montpelier, Vermont. The Adirondack Center for Writing and local writing groups are bringing it to the Adirondacks.

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One Response

  1. CommunityGuy says:

    Lovely idea! Look forward to visiting during the event.