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Poetry Contest Winners


Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Poetry Contest. With so many great poems to choose from, competition was fierce. The votes are in and the winners are…

Grades K – 3
No entrants

Grades 4 – 8
Kelly H. – “Evening”

Grades 9 – 12
ShyAnne S. – “Hiding in the Dark”

Ages 18 and Up
Julie N. – “Hollywood Cemetery”

Click here to read the winning poems.

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Poetry Slam This Thursday

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Appomattox Regional Library System welcomes the talented writer-performers of SlamRichmond for ARLS’s first-ever Poetry Slam. This event will be held at the Hopewell Library on April 14 at 7 p.m.

Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, and has its roots in the rhythm and heart-felt lyrics of hip-hop. SlamRichmond is Virginia’s longest-running and best ranked slam program. Its mission is to elevate minds and encourage better writing by pushing the envelope so that risks are taken on the page and on the mic.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program, please call 804-458-6329 extension 1005.

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