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NJ Youth Poet Laureate Winners Announced

originally published: 06/13/2018

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


 










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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019


MUSIC

RICK DAHROUGE @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Dead & Company @ BB&T Pavilion, Camden - 7:00pm

Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, and The Cadillac Three @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel - 7:00pm

Jefferson Starship @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm


THEATRE

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Voyager One @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 8:00pm

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American Theater Group: The Bridges of Madison County @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

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