Be the Next LBCC Student Poet Laureate!

A Poet Laureate helps us to "remember."

Laureates are practicing poets who believe in the power of reading poetry as well as writing poetry, and so are good at visioning ways to cultivate poetry reading and writing in their community.

Our nation's Poet Laureateship is a tradition which began in 1937. Our state's tradition (though not continuous) dates back to 1923. On any stage, the appointment of a poet laureate recognizes and encourages the poet's work. Equally, the appointment invests in the poet's promise to encourage and promote poetry in their community's lives.

Recognizing the vital importance of poetry, Linn-Benton Community College joins this hallowed tradition.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS:
• Applications are available at Albany Campus Library Reference Counter
• Must return completed application by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011
to the Albany Campus Library Reference Counter

Student Laureate - Eligibility, Term of Award & Stipend:
• Continuous enrollment at LBCC (minimum of 6 credit hours)
• Not more than 1 year as Poet Laureate
• $250 per quarter - Fall, Winter, and Spring

For more information, please contact Robin Havenick • 541-917-4574 robin.havenick@linnbenton.edu

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