Sunday, March 7, 2010

Poetry Contest

For National Poetry Month, April 2010 Pig Iron Literary and Arts Works of Youngstown, Ohio and the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio is sponsoring a Poetry Contest.

Any poet or aspiring poet in the Mahoning Valley is eligible to enter. Ten winning poems will be selected. To enter type poem (line limit is 35 lines) on white, 8.5 x 11 inch paper, limit one poem per contestant. Enter by mail to Contest, Pig Iron Press, P.O. Box 237, Youngstown Ohio 44501 or deliver to 26 North Phelps Street, Youngstown Ohio (330-747-6932). Deadline is Monday, March 29, 2010 and winners will be announced Wednesday, March 31, 2010. There is no entry fee.

The winning Poems will be reproduced in large format, and hung in the Art Outreach Gallery for National Poetry Month, ending April 30. The winning poems will receive a copy of the displayed poem to author and a Certificate of Prize and Exhibition. Winning poets will be invited to read their poem at the Pig Iron Literary and Art Works Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading, April 13, to be held at the Art Outreach Gallery at 7:00 p.m.

Please include Name, Age, Address, and Telephone Number with each poem.

For additional information call: Contest at 330-747-6932.

The Art Outreach Gallery is located across from Kitchen Collection, along the concourse between Macy’s and Sear’s. Gallery hours are Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.

If you would like to participate in helping assist with gallery sitting, or
provide other volunteer services, please contact Gail Stark at 330.394.3384. The gallery operates through volunteer assistance; please consider sharing some of your time. Thank you.