Writers Anonymous hit another home run when they and the Council of the
Arts sponsored the Spring Poetry Contest at Pell City High School and
Duran South Junior High School during April, which is National Poetry
Month. The topic students were to write about was “Identity.” Students
were encouraged to think about who or what has made them who they are
and then to write a poem about it.
As well as awarding cash prizes, Writers Anonymous paid
for all six winners and one sponsor/chaperon from each of the schools to
go to the joint meeting of the Georgia Poetry Society and the Alabama
State Poetry Society on Saturday, April 20th. While there, students
participated in a poetry workshop, enjoyed lunch and got to hear United States
Poet Laureate, Ms. Natasha Trethewey speak.
In addition, all the winners’ poems are on display
at the Pell City Library. The panel of three judges had some difficulty
choosing the winners because, as one judge put it, “all the poems were
Official winners for the contest from Duran South Jr.
High School and Pell City High School
listed below. The winning
poems of these student-poets are on display at the Pell City Library.
It’s only been one year since Rita Moritz founded the
Writers Anonymous group, but it’s been an extremely busy year. Besides
their monthly meetings, they have sponsored a well-attended "Night of Poetry" at the
library, hosted a creativity workshop, and sponsored this poetry contest
at the schools. And, says Moritz, “we’re just getting started!
Of course, all these things cost money. So Writers
Anonymous has planned a fund-raiser. We hosted an
Arts and Crafts Show at the
Civic Center on May 11, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All money from table rental as well as donated
items that will sell on the Writers Anonymous table went to fund
future creativity workshops, poetry contests, and other activities.
meets on the first Thursday of every month
at the Pell City Recreation Hall, which is located at 311 19th Street
from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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