Teens invited to commit a ‘Random Act of Poetry’ during April at the Public Library | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hey teens, maybe you’re a poet and you just don’t know it. There’s one way to find out!
During April, which is National Poetry Month, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is teaming up with Elementz Urban Arts Center to present four workshops to help youth craft some original poems for the Teen Poetry Contest. Workshops are:
- Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m. at the North Central Branch, 11109 Hamilton Ave., 513-369-6068
- Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. at the West End Branch, 805 Ezzard Charles Drive, 513-369-6026
- Thursday, April 18, 4 p.m. at the Groesbeck Branch, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, 513-369-4454
- Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m. at TeenSpot in the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, 513-369-6900
Entries will be judged on creativity and style. Teens from the Library’s Official Teen Advisory Board will select the winners, with final approval from Library staff. First-, second-, and third-place winners along with 12 honorable mentions will be named in the 12-14 and 15-18 age categories.
Winners will be announced in May and prizes awarded at a special event in the TeenSpot at the Main Library. All winners will receive an award certificate and medal. First, second and third place winners will additionally receive a Chipotle gift card. And both first-place winners will receive a one-year membership to the Elementz Urban Arts Center.
The Friends of the Public Library is sponsoring the contest. Entry forms and contest details are available at all Library locations and at teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org.