April is Poetry Month! The Friends of the Fort Ashby Public Library with support from the Hampshire
County Arts Council is inviting poets of all ages to submit their best original poems to win great prizes.
Winners will be honored at the Poetry Tea on Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm at the library located at 57
Presidents Street in Fort Ashby WV.
There will be 4 categories for judging: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and Adult with a $50 first prize, $25 second
prize, and third place ribbon in each category. School class projects are welcomed. Poems will be
judged by former WV Delegate and teacher, Ruth Rowan.
Poem may be in any genre and on any appropriate subject, not over thirty-two lines of text. Full contest
rules and entry forms are available at www.FortAshby.lib.wv.us and on the library’s FB page. Deadline
for submission is Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 5 pm. Entries may be mailed to the library at PO Box
74, Fort Ashby WV 26719, submitted in person to the library, or emailed in Word Document form to
Winners are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Tea when prizes will be awarded. Additionally,
the public is invited to participate by reading their original or favorite poem at the tea and join fellow
poetry lovers in refreshment.
For further information call Jack Isemann, 304-298-3846 or the library at 304-298-4993.
4 thoughts on “Poetry Contest”
Can Maryland residents submit poems?
Yes. It is open to everyone.
How do we find out if we won?
I would suggest going to the Friends of the Fort Ashby Library Facebook page and contacting them for details. They are the ones hosting the event so they will have the details.