The Annual Day of 






Tuesday, April 16th, 2013


University of Pittsburgh

Henne Auditorium, 7:00pm


For all students in elementary, middle or senior high (including home schooled students and parochial students) and college students from the area.  The following schools will be participating:  Hydetown, Main Street, Pleasantville, Titusville Middle School and Senior High School and the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Campus.


JUDGING CATEGORIES:             Grades 1-3                Category I

                                                     Grades 4-6                Category II                 

                                                     Grades 7-9                Category III

                                                     Grades 10-12            Category IV

                                                     College                       Category V


RULES:   Students mustwrite their own poems.  Teachers . . . We want the poem to be the students' creative writing without the parents' help. Please do not copy others work.  Each student should submit no more than one poem. Students' poems must be written without the help of an adult.


Poems must be neat and easy to read with submitter's name, address,phone number, grade, school and teacher's name in the upper right-handcorner.  Any form or style is acceptable, but free verse is best.  Studentsshould try to write modern poems with emphasis on making the readerthink or feel something.  Please turn in your completed work to Mrs. Lynn Cressman at the Titusville Senior High School or Dr. Meredith Kenyon at the University of Pittsburgh. 


DEADLINE:  Thursday, February 14, 2013


            Students will be notified if their poems are selected as winners or honorable mentions.  Those students who win first, second or third place and honorable mentions will be asked to read their poems aloud at the University of Pittsburgh - Titusville Campus - Henne Auditorium on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.


            Have fun writing your poems!  We hope to see you at the Day of Poetry.  The public is cordially invited to attend the event.  There will be no admission fee.



 Titusville Council on the Arts; University of Pittsburgh at Titusville;

John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Foundation;

the Titusville High School English Department ;

 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; City of Titusville;

 Titusville Leisure Services Board.

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