Friday, July 15, 2011

Batter Up Poetry Contest and the Reading Phillies


Berks Bards and the Reading Phillies are sponsoring a Baseball Poetry Contest for poets and writers in Berks County to celebrate the sport of baseball and the R-Phils this summer.

Winner will be invited to read their poem at an intermission during the R-Phils game on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Submit a poem by email to, or by mail to Berks Bards, 16 Bentley Court, Reading, PA 19601.

Deadline for entries is Wednesday, July 27th. Winners will be notified by phone or by email by July 31st.

Contest Rules:
1. Each entrant may submit only one poem.
2. Topic of the poem is baseball: the sport, history or love of baseball.
3. Decision of the judges is final.
4. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
5. Include your name, address, phone number, and email address.
6. Submitted poems will not be returned. Keep a copy for yourself.
7. Contest is open to anyone, ages 12 and up.

For more information, contact Liz at or Marilyn at 610-610-374-1161.

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards
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