25th Annual Youth Poetry Celebration

Calling Linn & Benton Counties

All K-12 youth poets

Submission deadline: April 13, 2024

LIVE Reading Event: Saturday, April 27 from 2 – 4 PM

The 25th Annual Youth Poetry Celebration is calling all K-12 youth poets in Linn & Benton Counties.

Submit a poem for a chance to perform and receive coaching from Portland-based spoken word poet, La Toya Hampton, AKA The Poet Lady Rose.

And, don’t forget to attend our LIVE reading event. Admission is free!

Portland-based spoken word poet, La Toya Hampton, AKA The Poet Lady Rose.

Who

Youth from Kindergarten through High School living in Linn & Benton Counties.

What

Call to Young Poets, K-12, to submit illustrated poems for The Arts Center’s Youth Poetry Celebration.

When

  • Accepting submissions March 1 – April 13.
  • LIVE Reading on Saturday, April 27 from 2 – 4 PM. Admission is FREE.

Where

  • Drop off or mail poems to The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis OR, 97333.
  • LIVE reading sponsored and hosted by The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. This venue is ADA-accessible.

Submission Guidelines

  • Registration is required.
  • Poems can be handwritten or printed, in any language.
  • Paper size may not exceed 8.5 xx 11 inches, but smaller or free-form sizes are ok.
  • While we encourage submission of poems illustrated with original art, it is not required and will not influence participation (NO clip art) Art and poems need to be on the same page, if they are on separate pages we may only incorporate one page into our group zine.
  • Please do not frame artwork and poems.
  • Please fill out the registration form and attach it to the back of your poem. Make sure the information is clearly readable.

For more information, please email Carl Conner.

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