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Poetry Contest



ANNOUNCEMENT:

POETRY CONTEST

Announcing a Poetry Contest to benefit the
LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION
for Pancreatic Cancer Research & Cure

THEME:       EMPATHY  

DEADLINE:
Saturday, September 9, 2017

PRIZES:
First, Second and Third Place Winners
to be announced in early November, 2017

AWARDS CEREMONY:
An awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2-4 PM
at the Onyx Theater, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, L.I., N.Y.

PUBLICATION:
First Place Poem will be published on the Lustgarten Foundation website
First, Second, and Third Place Poems will be published on the NeuronWalker website.
Other publication may be possible.

RULES:

  1. Only one poem entry per person,
    accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $20.00
    made out to The Lustgarten Foundation.

  2. Poem must be on the following theme:    EMPATHY

  3. Poem may be in any format

  4. Up to 100 lines, in type copy.

  5. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

  6. Poems will be judged by the following award-winning poets:

    • George Held
      10-time Pushcart Prize nominee,
      author of many books, including "CULLING"

    • Mindy Kronenberg
      poems in hundreds of publications,
      editor of Bookmark Quarterly Review

    • Carole Stone
      seven chapbooks and a book of poetry,
      associate editor of Tiferet: a journal of spiritual literature.

  7. Send poem on EMPATHY   (and $20 donation check),
    along with your full name, mailing address, email, and phone number to:
    Virginia Walker,
    P.O. Box 1032,
    Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965

    Please do NOT send poems to the Lustgarten Foundation

  8. YOUR DONATION WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED

NOTE:
The first 100 poets to submit a poem will receive a copy of "Neuron Mirror",
by Virginia Walker and Michael Walsh.
(This book of poetry is dedicated to the memory of four poets who died of pancreatic cancer. The book has raised over $9,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation toward our goal of over $10,000.)

Although the Onyx Theater is very small, participants are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony at which the winners will receive a certificate and will read their poems. When the awards are announced, those participants who wish to attend will have to reserve in advance. Time permitting, participants will be invited to read, too.

For your information:
Lustgarten Foundation website:     lustgarten.org
Neuron Mirror/Virginia Walker website:     neuronwalker.li



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