April 2017




Compose a poem on the theme of “TWO”

  • Poets may submit one (1) original unpublished poem inspired by the theme.
  • Poems should be typed in a 12-pt, or larger font.
  • Poems should be no longer than one, “8.5 inch by 11inch,” page.
  • Poets should submit by mail (address below). Send two (2) copies of your poem: one copy including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The second copy should have no identifying information.
  • The winning poets will be notified (by telephone or e-mail) by March 25th and will be invited to read their poem at the April 7th event described below.
  • Contestants who want to receive a list of contest winners should also submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope with their entries. There is no fee for submission.
  • Submissions should be mailed by March 15, 2017 to Dianalee Velie, PO Box 290, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 938-2734, dianaleevelie@aol.com.
  • Members of the Center For the Arts’ Literary Arts Guild are not eligible for this contest.
  • There will be 3 winners in the adult category: First, Second and Third.
  • There will be one winner in each of the following categories: High School, Middle School and Elementary School.
  • The judge for the contest will be Jennifer Militello

The winning poets will be honored and invited to read their poems in a public celebration of poetry at
The Meeting Room of the Newbury Town Offices, 937 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255
Friday, April 7, 2017
5 to 7 p.m.

Public invited ~ Refreshments served ~ No charge for admission ~ Donations welcome!

“I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.”

-Emily Dickinson-

Call for Writing!


an Original Musical that will be produced by Plymouth State University and Kids4Peace this Summer June 29-July 3
in collaboration with The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Centerand Plymouth Parks and Recreation and the Center for the Arts!

Directed by Trish Lindberg with Music by William Ogmundson
We need your help! Would you please answer these questions in the first person.

For example...”When I hear the word peace, I think of a beautiful green meadow and a blue
sky. There is a cool breeze and a feeling of joy all around.”
Write answers to as many different questions as you can.

Write as much or as
little as you’d like, as long as it is at least one sentence. Be creative.

Think “as if” what you write will be spoken onstage as a part of a performance, or that it will become a song for children to sing about peace.

Do your best work and dig deep.
If you would like to be a part of this Musical Theatre Cluster Project this Summer,
please email Trish at plindber@plymouth.edu

1. When you hear the word peace, what do you think of in your mind?

2. If you were to imagine a peaceful world, what would you see?

3. What is YOUR own original definition of peace?

4. What does peace look like, sound like, feel like?

5. What could YOU do to make the world a more peaceful, loving place?

6. Why do you think some people have trouble getting along?

7. What are some things YOU do in your own life to keep it peaceful?

8. If you were to write a song about peace, what would the words be?

9. If you were to write a poem entitled PEACE CHILD, what would it be?

10. Why is peace so important to our world?

Please email responses by April 1 to plindber@plymouth.edu or mail to: Dr. Trish Lindberg, Plymouth State University, MSC#38, Plymouth, NH 03264

You may download these instructions here.

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