Awaken the Sleeping Poet
Dear Poet Friend,
It's time again to begin planning to participate in the Laurel Crown Foundation's third annual "Awaken the Sleeping Poet” Festival, which will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2008.
The festival will kick off National Poetry Month and will be held again at the San Antonio Museum of Art. We had an overflow crowd last year, so we are dividing this year's event into two time slots.
All students—elementary, middle school, and high school will be featured at 10:30 a.m. Adults (college students are considered adults) will be featured at 1:30 p.m. This will allow maximum use of the auditorium. If you are an adult who is reading and you also have a student reading, this will allow you to take a short lunch break between performances.
The festival's art contest has been expanded and will require a separate entry form with separate fees, which are the same as the poetry contest: $5 for adults (including college) and $1 for all other students. The art contest entry form gives specific guidelines for art and photo entries and should answer all your questions. In addition to the $100 cash award and cover publication, the top 30 entries of merit will be awarded ribbons and will be displayed during the festival. Nine entries will be published in the anthology.
We will have the same generous cash awards and trophies and an opportunity to be published in our beautiful, high quality anthology, The Dreamcatcher. All attendees at the festival will also receive a free copy of San Antonio's premier poetry magazine, The Poet. Winners' poems will also be considered for publication in The Poet. There are other lovely surprises in the works for the festival. You don't want to miss this event!
Teachers! Help us get your students excited about participating in a quality opportunity for the arts in San Antonio. A .pdf file of the poetry and art entry forms is included with this e-mail. If you cannot open these files, please visit our Website at http://www.laurelcrown.org/ and download the entry forms.
Ready...Set...Go! Start writing, drawing, painting, or snapping photos NOW! Remember the entry deadline is February 1 (this is an "in-hand" deadline, not a "postmarked by" deadline).
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