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Maine Poetry Express Waterville!

Initiative by Wes McNair, Maine Poet Laureate

Maine Poetry Express Waterville!

The Maine Poetry Express is returning to Waterville, ME!  

All Mid-Maine poets welcome aboard for the
2015 Maine PoetryExpress Waterville!

Mid-Maine poets of all ages are invited to submit their original poems to the 2015 Maine Poetry Express Waterville. The division categories are grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, college, and adult. The deadline for the submission of poems is 7:00pm, Monday, March 2, 2015.

Submit poems electronically here:

Or, you can visit the Waterville Public Library, fill out a paper form and submit paper copies of poems there! 

Three poets from each division will have poems selected for reading at the Maine Poetry Express Waterville stop on Tuesday, April 2, 2015, 6-7:30pm. The 2015 Maine Poetry Express Waterville event will take place at the Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water Street, Waterville, ME 04901. Maine Poet Laureate Wes McNair will be our honored guest. 

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/mainepoetryexpresswaterville

The purpose of the Maine Poetry Express Waterville poetry contest and event is to shine a light of awareness on poetry in the Mid-Maine region, to come together as a diverse community to celebrate poetic thoughts, and to bring recognition to our area poets of all ages. The Maine Poetry Express is an initiative of Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, and supported by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Mr. McNair will be our honored guest at the 3rd annual Maine Poetry Express Waterville community poetry celebration on Tuesday, April 2, 2015, 6p-7:30p.

The 2015 Maine Poetry Express Waterville organizers are Colby College Special Collections, Colby College Center for the Arts & Humanities, Waterville High School, Waterville Main Street, and the Waterville Public Library.

FMI: https://www.facebook.com/mainepoetryexpresswaterville 

For assistance with submitting poems, please contact the Waterville Public Library at 207.680.2611 or email mainepoetryexpress.waterville@gmail.com. Paper copies of poems can be submitted at the Waterville Public Library.

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