Monday, October 5, 2009

John Milton Inaugural Poetry Prize

John Milton Annual Celebration of
Poets and Poetry Prize

The organizers of the John Milton Annual Celebration
of Poets and Poetry are pleased to announce the
festival’s inaugural poetry contest. The competition is
open to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula (including
New Castle County, Delaware) and the winning poet
will be invited to read at the John Milton poetry festival
held in Milton, Delaware, December 5, 2009, and their
poem will be published in The Broadkill Review. There
will be three runners-up.

Submissions will be accepted from September 1
2009 until October 15, 2009. Entries must be received
by the closing date. Include a cover page with name,
address, phone number, email address and the titles of
the poems submitted. Submit up to three previously
unpublished poems, one poem to a page. Do not put
the author’s name on the poems.

Mail entries to: Gary
Hanna, 143 Riverview Drive, Dagsboro, DE 19939.

For questions or further information, email lindablaskey@
aol.com with “poetry contest” in the subject
line.

Mark Your Calendars for the Eleventh Annual John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry

The Organizing Committee of the Eleventh Annual
John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and
Poetry has released its tentative schedule of events.

December 5th will see poets and audience gather for
workshops and poetry the Milton Public Library on
Union Street in Milton, Delaware. The schedule itself
is subject to change , organizers caution.

The John Milton Memorial
Celebration of Poets and Poetry
Dec 5th 2009
Schedule

MILTON LIBRARY
Morning Workshops
10 – 1:00 Piotyr Florcyzk
10 -12:30 H.A. Maxson
12:30 – 1:15 Coffee Reception & Book Sales
1:15 – 1:130 Opening Remarks - Welcome by
Poet Laureate Joann Balingit &
JMMCoPaP Founder Jamie Brown
1:30 -1:45 Poetry Prize Award
Jamie presents award – Fleda’s Monographs
to Winner and 3 runners-up
1:45 – 2:00 – Winner Reads
Schedule (continued)
2:00 – 2:15 – Rick Peabody
2:15 – 2:30 – Piotyr Florcyzk
2:30 – 2:45- Liz Dolan
2:45 – 3:00 – Gail Cormorant
3:00 – 3:15 – Carol Bruce
3:15 – 3:30 – Joann Balingit

4:15 – Reading at the John Milton Statue
(dress warmly!)

IRISH EYES
4:30 – 6:30 – John Milton Day Dinner
Milton Community Foundation

DOGFISH HEAD BREWERY
6:30 – 7:15 Open Mic & Evening Reception
7:15 – 8:15 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize and
readings (Runners-up will be announced
and will read one poem each, winner
reads for 15 minutes)
8:15 – 9:15 DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT
BREWED ALES BEER TASTING