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2010.07.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Student, Elder Poetry Contest Seeks Local, Original Works

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Omaha Public Library are accepting poetry submissions for the 2010 Intergenerational Poetry Contest, open to adults age 60 and older, and students in seventh through 12th grade.

“Poetry Across the Generations” encourages poets – young and old alike – to submit two original works: one poem about life as a teenager, and one about life as a person who is at least 60 years old.

Separate and independent panels will judge the poems. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 24.

Elder submissions should be sent to:
UNO Lifelong Learning Initiative
Attention: Patty Adams
6001 Dodge St., CB 209
Omaha, Neb. 68182


Or via email: padams@unomaha.edu

Student submissions should be sent to:
Omaha Public Library
W. Clarke Swanson Branch
Attention: Karen Berry
9101 W. Dodge Road
Omaha, Neb. 68114


Or via email: kberry@omahapubliclibrary.org

Twenty poets will be recognized with cash prizes, and have the opportunity to read their poetry at two Omaha Poets Place events, hosted by UNO: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, both at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center. The events will also feature group poetry discussions, entertainment and refreshments.

For more information, contact Patty Adams, UNO Lifelong Learning Initiative, at padams@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2292.

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