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NJ Youth Poet Laureate Winners Announced

NJ Youth Poet Laureate Winners Announced

(MADISON, NJ) -- Three high school poets from North, Central, and South Jersey have been chosen to be this year’s New Jersey Youth Poet Laureates and will represent their regions of the state over the next year. Writers Theatre of New Jersey began their NJ Youth Poet Laureate contest in 2016 with the goal of recognizing the superb young poets living in a state long-known for its poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Dorothy Rothschild Parker, and William Carlos Williams. The student poets submitted five original poems each, one of them on this year’s contest theme, “Mind Your Elders.”

This year’s three NJ Youth Poet Laureates: North Jersey – Jeffrey Liao, a sophomore at Livingston High School; Central Jersey – Annie Li, a senior at Montgomery High School; and South Jersey – Vivian Lu, a junior at Cherry Hill High School East.

The state contest is run by Writers Theatre of New Jersey, a professional theatre company in Madison, in partnership with the National Youth Poet Laureate program and is open to NJ students in grades 9 - 12. The National Youth Poet Laureate program is championed by leading national literary and arts organizations, including the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities, the Library of Congress, Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, and others. Contest winners receive a New Jersey Governor’s Award, additional opportunities to perform throughout the year, and consideration for the National Youth Poet Laureate Award, along with other prizes.

Writers Theatre would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and to extend their thanks to everyone who entered this year’s contest. Submissions for next year’s contest will be open soon and you can find more information on the contest and how to enter on Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s website

For more information on any of Writers Theatre’s programs, please visit www.wtnj.org


 





originally published: 2018-06-13 00:00:00







Event calendar
Saturday, Jun 23, 2018


MUSIC

White Denim @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

WICKED HOLLOW @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:00pm


Parsonsfield @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Under the Streetlamp @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Memories: A Tribute to Barbra @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble @ The Princeton Abbey, Princeton - 5:00pm

Rockland Bergen Music Festival @ German Masonic Park, Tappan - 11:00am

Big Jon Atkinson and Dean Shot @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

DLT Presents Leading Ladies @ Dover Little Theatre, Dover - 8:00pm

The Last 5 Years @ Eagle Theatre, Hammonton - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Half Time @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

DIRTY DANCING @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Wizard of Oz Auditions @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 12:00pm


Phoenix Productions Presents: In the Heights @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 9:30pm


COMEDY

Anthony DeVito, Greg Stone, James Mattern @ Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City - 9:00pm


DANCE

WE ARE FAMILY: Celebrating InSpira's 16th Anniversary @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 12:00pm and 5:00pm

Inspirational Dance: Great Times in NYC @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

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