April is National Poetry Month Poetry Contest

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Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and recently earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.

Don’t forget to get your entries submitted for the 4th Annual Poetry Contest at the Judy B. McDonald Public Library.  Entries are being accepted now until April 15th, 2015 in 3 categories:  Junior High, High School, and Adult.   The contest is open to anyone residing in Nacogdoches County.  Each individual may submit one (1) poem.   Entries may be on any subject matter, but must be suitable for a general audience, original, and not previously published.  First, second, and third places will be awarded in each category.  Copies of the poetry booklet with entries will be presented to each entrant.  The library reserves the right to print, in whole or in part, any entry in the contest.  ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED, so please copy your work before submitting it to the library!

Poems should be:

  • On any topic
  • Any style of writing
  • Typed, double-spaced on 8.5 x 11 (letter-size) paper
  • Submitted with entry form through email to askalib@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us, through U.S. mail or in person at the library.

**Name should appear on the entry form only.  Please do not write name on the poem.

Winners will be notified by phone or email and all poets are welcome to read their work at our Poetry Month Contest Recital on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  For more information, contact library staff at 936-559-2970.



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