Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series deadline extended
Laurinburg, N.C. – The deadline to submit entries for the 2010-2011 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series has been extended until Nov. 1.
Created by the North Carolina Poetry Society, the program provides promising student poets at the middle school, high school, college/university and adult level the opportunity to work with a distinguished published poet.
Each student selected in the Central Region will have the opportunity to work with the Distinguished Poet Becky Gould Gibson. Students will send their poetry to her for comments and suggestions, will meet with her to discuss the work, and will then read selected poems at one local venue and also at the Central Regional Reading, hosted by St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC.
The Central Region includes 32 counties including Alamance, Cumberland, Durham, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Union.
Gibson is a Professor Emeritus of English and Women’s Studies at Guilford College. She has published five collections of poetry: Need-Fire, Aphrodite’s Daughter, Holding Ground, First Life, and Off-Road Meditations.
To enter the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series, each student must submit an application form available at http://www.sleepycreek.org/poetry/dpsappstudent.htm, a personal statement, representative poetry, and an instructor’s recommendation. All information is available online at www.ncpoetrysociety.org.
Material can be submitted electronically to Dr. Ted Wojtasik at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Dr. Ted Wojtasik, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, NC 28352.
The Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series originated in 2003 upon the advice of then North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. It is named after Chappell and former NCPS president Marie Gilbert.
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