Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Third Berks County Poet Laureate Contest

Announcing the Third Berks County Poet Laureate Contest -- 2008

Sponsor: Reading Area Community College
Coordinator: Anna L. Hehn
Purpose: Recognition and promotion of excellence in poetry
Eligibility: All Berks County residents 18 years or older, who are established poets, and published in print.

Entry Rules: see RACC website

Deadline: All entries must be received by mail or hand delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008.
(see RACC website for address of Dr. Gary Rizzo, Vice President- Provost, RACC.)

Notification of Winner: Winner will be notified by mail and by telephone no later than August 15, 2008. All other contestants will be notified by mail.

Formal award presentation will occur at the opening event of Reading Reads: The Greater Reading
Literary Festival, October 1, 2008
Judges: Initial screening will be done locally. The final selection will be by a nationally recognized poet who resides
outside of Berks County.

For further information: Call RACC at 610-372-4721, ext 5103, or email to

Reading Area Community College assumes no responsibility for loss of any work and will not be responsible for the return of work unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.

In Collaboration with: Reading Reads: The Greater Reading Literary Festival
Berks County Public Libraries
Berks Bards

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