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Poetry Coffeehouse & Awards Night

May 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Annual Poetry Contest is on! Submit your poem and your creativity could win you a cash prize! The theme for 2020 is…


Winners will be announced via our Virtual Zoom Poetry Coffeehouse on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Cash prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library. There are categories for both youth and adult poets!

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Or call (646) 876 9923

Meeting ID: 847 7570 8835
Password: 089077

MPL Poetry Contest Entries 2020

Youth Poetry 2020 Booklet

How do I enter?
Submit your poem online using the form below or hand in your poem in person to a Maitland Public Library staff member.

Contest Deadline: Wednesday, April 152020, 11:59 p.m.

Contest Rules
The poem must be:

  • Original: An original piece, of your own authorship.
  • Thematic: Ensure it fits this year’s theme, “Forgotten.”
  • 1 page or less: Poetry length of no more than one page.
  • Typed: Handwritten poems will not be accepted.
  • In a 12-point font: Pick a legible font, e.g. Calibri, Times New Roman, Georgia, etc.
  • At least 1″ margins: Ensure your document has a margin setting of at least 1 inch.
  • 1 entry per person
  • Maitland Public Library staff, board members, and their households are welcome to enter, however they are ineligible to place.

Contact details: If you are turning in your poem in person, include the following on a SEPARATE piece of paper:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • School and Grade (if applicable)


May 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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