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Our literary arts program has been created to provide enthusiasts of the written word a listing of City sponsored literary events throughout the Tri-Valley.
CITY OF PLEASANTON POET LAUREATE
Pleasanton Poet Laureate Sandra Harrison Kay is culminating her term with an event designed to highlight the work, inspirations, and accomplishments of past Pleasanton poet laureates. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Firehouse Arts Center Theater, the evening will feature the launching of a film, "8 Shots of Ink," she has been creating which features interviews with Deborah Grossman and Kirk Ridgeway, among others, as well as readings of poetry by past poet laureates that will be participating in the evening’s events. The film is a collaborative effort by Sandra, Jane Berry, Filmmaker and Consultant, and Casey Boyden, a talented local youth who has been filming and editing. After a short intermission, honored guest Deborah Jordan Bernal, president of the California Writers Club: Tri-Valley Branch, will discuss local literary groups and opportunities, and there will be a time for open mic poetry readings before the evening’s conclusion.
"8 Shots of Ink "
PLEASANTON TEEN POET LAUREATE
Pleasanton Poetry Project!
Teen Poet Laureates, Maya Lyubomirsky and Nicole Tsuno, invite you to participate in their Pleasanton Poetry Project! Their goal is to create a long poem that encompasses all of the audiences present in our city, Pleasanton. Follow this link to their Pleasanton Poetry Project to add a few of your own lines of poetry.
Pleasanton Elementary Poetry Contest
Pleasanton’s elementary school students, grades 1-5, are invited to take part in the first district-wide Elementary School Poetry Contest. Submissions will be judged and winners selected by the Teen Poet Laureates; each participant will receive a certificate, and one 1st place winner from each school will receive a special prize and have their work displayed in the library. First place winners will be invited to an awards reception at the Firehouse Arts Center on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Starting on January 6th, sudents may submit their poem by e-mail to email@example.com, or turn in their poem at the front desk of their school office in the plastic envelope marked “Pleasanton Elementary Poetry Contest”. Submissions are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 6. *Be sure to include student’s name, email, school, grade, and teacher’s name on the document. This information must be included in order to qualify. *Poems will not be returned, so parents, please submit copies if you wish to retain the original!
Sumbissions will be accepted starting January 6th.
Other Important Dates to Remember:
"Words From the Heart" Poetry Contest
Middle and High School kids, express your creative spirit with PTown Life's Poetry Contest, this year's theme is "Words From the Heart."
Prizes Per Division:
Deadline for Entry: March 6th, 2015
For more information visit http://ptownlife.org/play/contests
For more information visit the Pleasanton Library Adult Program Calendar