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About the event
Power of the Arts, Lit Youngstown and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership seek poems from Trumbull and Mahoning County-affiliated poets. The winning poems will be painted on murals, one each in Warren and Youngstown. The deadline for submissions is December 1.
To qualify, a poet must have an affiliation with the counties, such as being a current resident, or current or former student. There is no length specification, but shorter, more succinct poems (or excerpt of a poem) are preferred. The contest is open to poets of any age. Winning poems must be appropriate for readers of all ages. Poems will be judged blindly, and the winner selected by an outside poet. Only one single poem per poet will be accepted for submission.
The murals will be designed and painted by students of YSU painting professor Dragana Crnjak. Mural sites have not yet been selected. Send submission to LitYoSubmissions@gmail.com.
The literary murals will be funded through an IOBY campaign, which will also fund paid internships for students to work at qualifying arts and culture nonprofits.