Friday, April 9, 2010

Paws for Poetry Contest

April is National Poetry Month and your child can celebrate by writing a poem about your dog and entering the Paws for Poetry Contest hosted by Meet Me at the Corner. Grand-prize winner to receive a gift card for the nearest local independent bookstore. Open to children 5-12. Deadline is April 15

Do you have a cat, dog, mouse, hamster, gerbil or any other type of pet you feel poetic about?

Meet Me At The Corner, Virtual Field Trips for Kids and Flashlight Press want to celebrate with poems for our four-legged friends. Put your thoughts and feelings into a poem and submit with a photo of your pet. The winning poems and pet's photos will be highlighted in a MEET ME AT THE CORNER video podcast during 2010.

The poems will be judged by Thad Krasnesky, poet and author, of That Cat Can't Stay. (Flashlight Press, 2010). One grand-prize winner in each category will receive a gift card worth $50 useable at the nearest local independent bookstore and an autographed copy, That Cat Can't Stay by Thad Krasnesky. The two runners-up in each category

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