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Call for Place Based Poets

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Posted March 15, 2013, at 9:06 a.m.

Monday, April 22, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Inspired by Nature, Poetry Reading, Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; georgesriver.org

Our natural surroundings have long inspired artistic creation, through visual arts, dance or poetry. In honor of National Poetry Month, this April, the Georges River Land Trust is partnering with the Rockland Public Library for Poetry Month Rockland during their month long celebration of landscapes. Poets of all ages are invited to visit places in the watershed and then craft poems to be shared on Earth Day at the Library.

With the hills, river and coastline of the Georges River watershed in our midst, local poets, children and adults, are invited to pursue their artistic talent while being inspired by these familiar places. Poems may be submitted until April 17th to the Georges River Land Trust, 8 North Main Street, Rockland. The Land Trust will provide a “tool kit” for poets who are interested in practicing their discipline in situ, including poetry guidelines, maps of trails and protected lands. Here is an opportunity to explore some of the Land Trust’s protected lands, hike the trails of the Georges Highland Path, or find your own special niche in the watershed. On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, poets will reveal their creations at the Placed-Based Poetry event at the Rockland Public Library. Please contact Annette Naegel, (207) 594-5166 or Annette@grlt.org at the Georges River Land Trust if you would like to participate and pick up your tool kit.

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