In celebration of National Poetry Month, Tri-County Community College will hold its first annual Poetry Contest for students culminating in an Open Mic Poetry Night free to the public.
“We wanted our students to celebrate and share their creativity with their instructors and each other,” said Lee Ann Hodges, Dean of Humanities, Social Science, and Public Service at TCCC.
Students may enter up to 5 poems for consideration to an English instructor or by emailing the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a student wishes to submit a visual piece of art to accompany their writing, they may do so.
One grand prize winner will be chosen, with other prizes going to honorable mention winners. Submissions are due by April 3. The submitted poems will also be collected and published in a keepsake book.
The contest will culminate in an Open Mic Poetry Night on April 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the McSwain Lecture Hall, which will be free and open to the public. The event will feature readings by the student winners, an art display by TCCC students, and the chance for other students, faculty, or staff to recite their own poetry.
To sign up to read at the Open Mic Poetry Night event, drop by the Writing Center in McSwain Annex Room 152.
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