Alexandria Teen Fall Poetry Project—Young Writers Invited

Alexandria Teens – Get creative and share your voice! A new Alexandria Teen Fall Poetry Project kicks off with a series of Poetry Workshops at the Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Young poets are invited to fall into the art and craft of poetry in a fun, creative and supportive environment. Wendi Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria will facilitate the workshops on Saturday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All teens are welcome – bring a friend! Workshop attendees will be entered in a random drawing for small prizes. Must be present to win.

Create then share! A new Fall Alexandria Teen Poetry Circle will be established to showcase the literary talents of Alexandria’s teens. Submission deadline for consideration in the Fall Alexandria Teen Poetry Circle is October 30, 2018. Selected poets for the Teen Poetry Circle will be informed in November. For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts, search Poet Laureate Program.

The Poetry Workshops and Poetry Circle are part of a Girls Scouts’ Gold Award Positive Poetry project in collaboration with the Alexandria City Office of the Arts and the Alexandria City Public Library Duncan Library branch.

For additional information about the Office of the Arts’ programs and services contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov or visit the Office of the Arts at www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.