Teen poetry competition

Tolland - posted Apr, 05 2013

TOLLAND – Teenage writers will perform original poems and compete for prizes on Friday, April 26 when the Tolland Public Library holds its second poetry slam. The Tolland Public Library Foundation is sponsoring the slam for students age 14 to 18 as part of its Year of the Young Adult initiative. The competition will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conference room A at Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green. Preference will be given to Tolland residents, but students from other towns can participate if space permits. Entry forms are available at the public library, the high school library and from any THS English teacher. Students must return the forms to one of the same places by Monday, April 22. Poets must bring five copies of both of their poems to the public library by Wednesday, April 24 for the judges. Students will be performing up to two three-minute poems, which will be judged by a panel that will include Tolland High School Assistant Principal Margot Martello; THS senior Amanda Danielson; young adult/children’s librarian Ginny Brousseau; library assistant Irene Pudelkiewicz and Foundation Secretary Kate Farrish. A top prize of a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card and other prizes will be awarded. The slam is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please call the library at 860-871-3620.

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