International Poetry Festival

International Poetry Festival

Keynote: Iya Isoke, Poet Laureate – City of Harrisburg

Guests:  Richard Kearns-Morales and Jason Bair

Rufino’s Secret Award nominee

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg announces its 1st Annual Poetry Contest in celebration of the MLK Day of Service 2013. Judging will be by a panel of recognized poets and community representatives. Judges’ decisions are final. All entries should reflect peacemakers/peacemaking, non-violent efforts for change, highlights of people coming together to resolve differences, and social justice locally, nationally, and/or internationally. There will be three 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from various area high schools.  ALL THREE finalists will recite their bodies of work at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Event being held at John Harris High School, January 21, 2013.  ALL THREE finalists will be invited to the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Gala Event to be held at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pa.  It is at the Gala Event that the first place winner will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

Submit your Poems

Please see the official rules and registration form here!

Poetry Submissions are due to wachreply@gmail.com by Jan. 14th!

Purchase tickets for the Gala

6:30 p.m. dinner at Dixon University Center. Purchase tickets on TicketLeap.

For more on the MLK Day of Service, visit their website at centralpamlkdayofservice.org.

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