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RACC Announces Ninth Berks County Poet Laureate Competition

By Reading Area Community College

RACC Announces Ninth Berks County Poet Laureate Competition

Reading, PA-Reading Area Community College (RACC) is proud to announce the Ninth Berks County Poet Laureate Competitions. 

A $500.00 honorarium will be awarded to the winner of the Ninth Berks County Poet Laureate

The Berks County Poet Laureate must be Berks County residents. The Eighth Poet Laureate is Jayne Brown, with past Berks County Poet Laureates including Sandra Fees, Nancy Yeager, Maria McDonnell, Craig Czury, and Heather Thomas.

Local poets will judge the semi-finalists and poets of national merit will judge the finalists. Deadline to enter is December 6 and contestants will be notified by March 1, 2021. A community celebration will be held on April 8, 2021.

Contest rules and entry forms are available through Reading Area Community College’s website at racc.edu/poetry. For questions about the contest, please contact Jodi Corbett, associate vice president for community & academic partnerships at 610.607.6219 or [email protected].