Arts for Santa Clarita seeks submissions for poetry contestMai Nguyen Do February 4, 2019 1 COMMENT
Local arts advocacy nonprofit Arts for Santa Clarita is seeking submissions for its first poetry contest.
Formed in 2017, Arts for Santa Clarita seeks to enrich the Santa Clarita community by supporting arts programming, facilities, education and advocacy. This year, Arts for Santa Clarita is launching its first poetry contest to raise awareness of local literary talent.
“[Poetry] captures and communicates directly from and to the soul,” Arts for Santa Clarita board member Stephanie O’Connor said. “Arts for Santa Clarita hopes this contest will help raise awareness of the poetry and poets who live among us.”
The contest is open to the public and submissions are free. The first place winner will receive $150, the second place winner will receive $100 and the third place winner will receive $50. In addition, winning poems will be featured at the Santa Clarita Arts Run on April 27, 2019.
Submissions are due Friday, April 5 and must be emailed to [email protected]
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.