Teen Poetry Celebration to be held March 27 at the Library

The Tolland Public Library and the Tolland Public Library Foundation are pleased to invite middle and high school students aged 12 to 18 to take part in a Teen Poetry Celebration on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Program Room at 21 Tolland Green, Tolland.
This will be a night to celebrate the students’ original writing and their creativity. It will be hosted by Tolland High School English teacher James MacArthur.
Entry forms, details and photo releases are available at the town library, the Tolland High library, from Celeste Estevez in the Tolland Middle School Library and from any Tolland High English teacher. The forms are also attached below.
To enter, fill out the forms and return them to any of the same places no later than Monday, March 25. The event will be held as long as we have at least five entrants. Preference for participation will be given to Tolland residents, but students from other towns may enter if space permits.
By Monday, March 25, please email copies of two original poems to Foundation Secretary Kate Farrish at katefarrish@gmail.com. Each poem should take one to three minutes to recite. Each must be an original composition of the student who will recite it.
No profanity or vulgarity are allowed in the poems, and their content should be appropriate for a general audience that includes 7th and 8th graders. The poets are encouraged to invite their relatives and friends to come them on. They should register by calling the library at 860-871-3620 or through the library’s online calendar at tolland.org/library.
For more information, email Kate at katefarrish@gmail.com.

Tolland Public Library

 

Tolland Public Library Foundation Inc.

Teen Poetry Celebration at the Tolland Public Library
March 27, 2019 * 6:30 p.m.

Entry Form

Name: ____________________________________________________

Best phone number to reach you: ______________________________

Email: ________________________

Grade and school where you are enrolled: ________________________

Age as of March 27, 2019 __________

Please return this entry form to the public library, any Tolland High English teacher or the Tolland Middle School or Tolland High School library no later than Monday, March 25.

Please write two original poems that will each take one to three minutes to recite. The poems should be emailed to Foundation Secretary Kate Farrish at katefarrish@gmail.comno later than Monday, March 25.

Please have your parent or guardian sign the attached photo release and submit it with this entry form no later than Monday, March 25.

Audience members who wish to attend should call the library at 860-871-3620 or visit the online library events calendar and register at tolland.org/library.

Tolland Public Library Foundation Poetry Celebration Photo Release

Participant who is 18 or over:

I am 18 or over and give permission to the Tolland Public Library Foundation to use photos of me taking part in its Teen Poetry Celebration on March 27, 2019. I understand that the photos may be sent to news outlets for publicity purposes and may be used on the Foundation’s Facebook page and website.

I understand that the photos will only be used to educate the public about library services and that the Foundation or the Tolland Public Library will not knowingly release the material for use in any advertising medium.

Permission given by:

Print name

_______________________________________________Date:_________________________
Signature

Participant who is under 18:

I give permission to the Tolland Public Library Foundation to use photos of my child taking part in its Teen Poetry Celebration on March 27, 2019. I understand that the photos may be sent to news outlets for publicity purposes and may be used on the Foundation’s Facebook page and website.

I understand that the photos will only be used to educate the public about library services and that the Foundation or the Tolland Public Library will not knowingly release the material for use in any advertising medium.

Name of child:

__________________________________________________________________________

Permission given by:

Print name

______________________________________________Date:__________________________
Signature

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Relationship to child