Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 2011 Annual Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest

With temperatures warm enough lately to begin melting snow, we Minnesotans are reminded that underneath all of the ice, we find grass and sidewalks! To celebrate the coming of spring and the baring of our concrete walkways, the City of St. Paul announces their 2011 Annual Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest!

The 2011 Annual Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest
Contest Open: March 15-April 17

Poetry Workshops: April 9th

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Enter the Sidewalk Poetry Contest!
All residents of Saint Paul are eligible. 5 prizes of $150 and citywide honor!
We want your good poems— funny limericks, classroom haikus, bar napkin free verse, beautiful rhymes. The Department of Public Works and Public Art Saint Paul invite residents to enter this unique annual contest. Winning poems will be permanently published in city sidewalks.

Sidewalk Poetry Workshops
Saturday, April 9th 10:30am at Merriam Park Library (1831 Marshall Avenue; 651-642-0385) 2:00pm at Rice Street Library (1011 Rice Street; 651-558-2223) Award-winning poet John Minczeski will show you examples of poems just right for sidewalks. He will give you tips on creating your own poems, guide you through several writing exercises, and offer critique. Both sessions are open to all ages, Rice Street Library session geared toward under 18.

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Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk is a project by Marcus Young, City Artist in Residence. The project is made possible with support from Public Art Saint Paul and the City of Saint Paul’s Public Art Ordinance Program, Readings by Writers, and the Saint Paul Public Library.


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