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CityArts to host summer poetry workshop series beginning June 22

A three-part workshop series developed “for writers seeking growth and excitement” will begin with a how-to session on getting published in literary magazines, to be held 2 to 4 p.m. June 22 at YorkArts’ CityArts gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., … Continue reading

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Yorkfest adult literary competition now accepting your poem, prose entries

The annual Yorkfest celebration always includes a writing contest. This year, YorkArts will be accepting your poems and prose until June 2. According to the YorkArts website, the adult literary competition is open to anyone 18 years and older. Adults … Continue reading

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YorkArts, Mayor Bracey announce Christine Lincoln is York’s next poet laureate

Today the office of Mayor Kim Bracey and YorkArts announced that Christine Lincoln will be the next poet laureate of York, Pa. According to a press release, Lincoln “holds degrees in creative writing from Washington College and the University of … Continue reading

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Application deadline for York poet laureate extended to Feb. 10

Heads up, procrastinating poets! The deadline to apply to be York’s next poet laureate has been extended to Feb. 10. The previous deadline was Jan. 31. According to the YorkArts Facebook page, due to “weather related issues and business closings, … Continue reading

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Entering YorkArts’ Writer’s Eye contest? That’s called ekphrasis!

YorkArts wants you to write about downtown York’s industrial-themed sculptures and enter them in its annual Writer’s Eye competition. Did you know that writing about visual art is called ekphrasis (eck-FRAY-sis)? If you’re meditating about, giving voice to, or vividly describing … Continue reading

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YorkArts’ Writer’s Eye Competition focuses on local art

YorkArts in downtown York, Pa., will accept short stories and poems for its Writer’s Eye competition through Jan. 4, 2014.

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Who will be York’s next poet laureate? YorkArts seeks applications

YorkArts has announced that the selection process for the appointment of the next poet laureate of York is now open. The poet laureate is a mayor-appointed, unpaid position tasked with increasing the visibility of the literary arts in our city. Poets … Continue reading

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Workshop poems, make poetry friends: Poetry Spoken Here, a long-running York poetry group

I promote a lot of poetry events on this blog, as well as individual writers. And I’ve touched on the idea of writing groups and community-building, but I haven’t yet, in any substantial way, mentioned Poetry Spoken Here, a mainstay … Continue reading

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York Emporium sponsors 2013 York St. Patrick’s Day Parade Coloring Contest

The York Emporium in York, Pa., is seeking entries for its 2013 York St. Patrick’s Day Parade coloring contest, which runs through 6 p.m. March 10, 2013.

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Poetry events for second half of November, including 3 TONIGHT

I know I missed some events earlier this month (sorry!), but here is a good rundown of poetic happenings in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hanover and Camp Hill for the remainder of November:

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