Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library!

“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.  There is no happiness like mine.  I have been eating poetry.”  ~ Mark Strand

Come eat up some delicious poetry and prizes at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro.  We would love to see your inner poet come out and show it, so we are hosting two poetry contests this April.

CONTEST #1: Haiku Book Review
Participate by writing your review of a library book in haiku form.
If your entry wins, we have a prize for you.  And it’s sweet.

The three top prizes will be awarded as follows:
*Top two Most Prolific Haiku Book Review Contributors (How many will you submit?)
*One grand prize to our Favorite Haiku

You can submit your poetry in one of three ways:
1) In person at the circulation desk
2) Via our online submission form at http://tinyurl.com/chathamhaiku
3) Via Twitter with the hashtag #ChathamHaiku, and tag us @CCPLib

CONTEST #2: Poetry in the Stacks Writing Challenge
Patrons write poems at the FIVE Poetry Stations located in the stacks, and can write poems for any or all of the following categories:
– The Biography poem
– Art as My Muse poem
– Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery poem
– News and Current Events poem
– Who Are You, Dear Patron poem

We have maps and information for you at the circulation desk for guidance.


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