April is National Poetry Month, and being stuck indoors is the perfect time to wax poetic while contemplating your carpet…er…maybe that’s just me?
Anywaaaay..in case you hadn’t heard, we’re currently accepting submissions for our annual Teen/Adult poetry contest. The top three poets in each category (Teen/Adult) will receive a $100 (1st place), $75 (second place) or $50 (third place) gift card to Downtown Grand Junction! You have until April 24th to enter, so get crackin’.
If you need some writing inspiration, here are some great resources to get those creative juices flowing:
- Play with the Original Magnetic Poetry Kit – did you have one of these on your fridge? Now you can play online.
- Poem a Day Challenge for April – “Are you passionate about writing poetry? Check out Robert Lee Brewer’s blog, Poetic Asides. You’ll find poetry prompts, solid tips on writing poetry, interviews with poets, and blog posts highlighting various poetic forms. Sit back, relax, and learn more about the craft of poetry!”
- 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Home or Online
- 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in the Virtual Classroom
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