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Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award!

Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award

An anonymous donor sent us funds to sponsor a youth poetry contest. The contest will be open to all kids up to age 18, so we hope all of you RWG members will encourage your children and/or grandchildren to submit poems they’ve written. We’ll try to get the word out to the wider public, too.

We’ve set up two categories:
13-18
12 and under

Please send up to 3 poems, 50 lines or less, to sally@rockfordwritersguild.org. Your name, age, address, email address, and phone number should appear in the upper righthand corner.

Two RWG members have graciously volunteered to judge the contest entries. The deadline for entries is September 15, midnight Rockford time.

Winners will receive a $20 check from RWG and winning poems will be published in the Winter-Spring edition of The Rockford Review.

Calling All Poets!

Invitation from Poets & Patrons of Chicago:
Poetry contest with 14 themed categories, plus a free sonnet contest with 2 categories (traditional and modern). Cash prizes. Deadline September 1, 2020. Contests are open to all, except one category open to Chicago area residents only (Rockford is included in the definition of “Chicago area”). Go to www.poetsandpatrons.net for details and guidelines.

RWG MEETING, MARCH 15, 1-3 PM — EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Everyone is invited! March 15 RWG meeting: Burpee Museum of Natural History, 1-3 p.m., downstairs Riverview Room. But, if you aren’t feeling well, you might want to stay home.
Choose one of the stories you have done so far this year and develop a plan for rewrites. Share what you would like to do in terms of editing/revising. Please bring copies of your work so people can read along and make suggestions.

Connie Kuntz’s SOTA Interview of Nate Woogen

Read and hear Connie Kuntz’s fascinating State of the Artist interview with Chicago (originally from Westchester, NY) artist Nate Woogen. He says he identifies as a writer second and a comedian first. When asked why, he said, “Comedy takes over your life once you get into it.”

https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/state-artist-slippery-floor-radiator-perfect-combination