Based on the success the students of New Jersey have had in the Library of Congress Letters about Literature contest, the New Jersey Center for the Book will host an event, POETRY INDEED! on October 26, 2018, from 1 to 4 PM at the Livingston College Student Center of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Piscataway. The event is free and open to the public.
POETRY INDEED! will showcase students’ work in finding their voice through the use of poetry. By empowering the printed word students can better understand themselves and their global community. We will have a multi-level event, similar to Letters about Literature: Level I includes Grades 4-6; Level II includes Grades 7 & 8; and Level III includes Grades 9-12. The student poet may partner with a classmate to illustrate the poem. The illustration can be in any media – photograph, collage, etc. If the student artist uses materials from the internet, they must be free of copyright. When submitting the student work, submit the pictorial content as a jpg, the poem can be submitted as a Word document. Both the student poet and the student artist will present the poem with illustration at the October event.
The registration and permissions release form that must be completed for each student poet and student artist can be found on the NJ Center for the Book’s website. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2018. Teachers and librarians may enter their students or individual students may enter themselves. Both Snail mail or email submissions are acceptable. Because the deadline for submissions has been extended, we would appreciate an email heads-up if a submission is coming very close to the deadline. Submissions and/or questions go to Pat Morris, 10 Master Street, Franklin, NJ 07416, ...@gmail.com">lace...@gmail.com.
Sharon Rawlins, MLS
Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning
NJ State Library
185 West State St.
P.O. Box 520
Trenton, NJ 08625-0520
609-278-2640 ext. 116
609-278-2650 – fax
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