Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Riverside Expands Poetry Contest

Riverside - Words out of the Box (Sonnet If You Want It), Riverside's Will Power Poetry Contest, will take a slightly different form this year.

Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to submit poetry of any kind - "from hip-hop to punk rock, Shakespearean to Langston Hughes... whether it be slam-style, sonnets or Robert Frost, it all comes down to The Word!" Submissions are due April 10th.

Winners (in both junior high and high school categories) will receive 2 free tickets to the special Will Power Performance of As You Like It, one of Riverside's Shakespeare Festival selections this year, on June 14. They will also have their work printed in the summer playbill and displayed at the Iowa City Public Library and MidwestOne Bank.

Will Power is an education outreach program of Riverside Theatre, sponsored by MidwestOne Bank with additional support from Rockwell Collins. More information on the contest can be found at Riverside's website.

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