9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 7 PM

Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan. Free and refreshments will be served.

Join us to support some truly inspiring young people and hear some outstanding writing at the 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night. Click here to RSVP.

On Awards Night, contest winners will be announced and Tenth Dems will award 12 gift cards (first, second, third, and three honorable mentions for poetry and prose, respectively) totaling more than $1000. Participants included students attending high schools in Waukegan, Zion, and North Chicago who submitted an original poem, essay, or story inspired by this year’s theme, RESPECT. Winning entries are selected by panels of published poets.

Every participant is invited to read their original work. In the past, some have been too shy at first but are inspired by their fellow participants in the moment to share with the group. The smiles on their faces and in the crowd make it an incredibly positive, rewarding experience. It’s a lot of effort to organize and it costs a bit too, but the Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night is one of the highlights of the year.

Join us! Click here to sign up.

Hope to see you there!

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