Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, Nov. 15: SC Young Poets Prize awards ceremony, Columbia, SC

SC Young Poets Prize
Saturday, November 15

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Columbia Museum of Art
Hampton & Main Sts., Columbia, SC

What a pleasure it was to judge this year's South Carolina Young Poets Prize competition, sponsored by the Split P Soup: Poetry for the Community and by the SC Poetry Initiative. There were 155 poems entered by 50 poets, whose ages ranged from 14 to 19. A difficult competition to judge indeed! The awards ceremony was held at the Columbia Museum of Art, with a morning workshop led by Jonathan Butler. In the afternoon the students held an open mic, and I was pleased to read and announce the five prize winners.

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