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Aspiring poets can win prizes through KDL Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest

All districts — Students in grades 6 through 12 who live in or attend school in Kent County have an opportunity to win prizes and share their writing in a poetry slam through Kent District Library’s Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest.

Students are encouraged to submit up to two poetry pieces by April 1 to be eligible to win a prize. Those who enter the contest will be able to read one of their poems during a teen poetry slam. This is optional, although those who participate will also have a chance to win a prize. 

Prizes include 10 $25 Meijer gift cards, one for each winner in the written contest, and 10 $50 Meijer gift cards, one for each winner in the teen poetry slam contest. Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Slam taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the KDL Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. 

All poems must be original works and past winning submissions are not eligible. Submissions become Kent District Library’s property and will not be returned. It is advised to make a copy before submitting. 

For more information and to enter a submission, click here.

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