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South Carolina students: do you believe that poetry can change the world?

Tell us how by participating in this year’s Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest! The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest encourages young writers to capture the power of their words and experience the freedom of original literary expressions.

We invite you to participate by sharing poems about a person, place, or an experience that has changed your life. Each of us has within us the ability to empower and inspire ourselves and others. We all have ideas about our world. Your poetry may change the world in your own unique way.

By submitting your poem, you have the opportunity to meet this year’s special guest, Kwame Alexander--poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author!

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected for the following groups: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners and their families will be invited to the State Library to read their poems, meet Kwame Alexander, receive a signed copy of his book, Out of Wonder, and awarded an Amazon gift card, up to $50!

​Learn more about this year's contest by visiting our webpage: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/poetry-contest

For more information, please contact Ashley Till, Statewide Services Manager at atill@statelibrary.sc.gov

Monday, March 12, 2018
All Day Event
General Literacy Youth Services