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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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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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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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Support YorkArts, a valuable organization for York, through its upcoming fundraiser and writing contest

I’ve mentioned YorkArts more than a few times here. Now that I’ve attended an event there and seen the space — not to mention, familiarized myself with the long list of arts programs they offer — I can say with … Continue reading

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Local Poetry Month concludes this week with several events

Christine O’Leary Rockey, Julia Tilley and John Destalo will read at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, 7 p.m. tomorrow. Fourth Friday Poetry Night at The Parliament in York will be hosted by Missi McLaren and feature Crystal Charisse, 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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