Poems sought from Kenai poets
The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its annual poetry contest. There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to submit a poem.
"Our goal is to encourage new talent," says Poetry Director Larrie Green. "In a world where poetry is the Cinderella of the arts, we are helping poets find their glass slipper. Poems may be written on any subject and using any style. I believe Kenai has some outstanding poets."
To enter, send one poem 20 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 3412-A Moonlight Ave., El Paso, Texas 79904. Or enter online at www.freecontest.com.
The deadline for entering is April 26. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning poems.
Pratt Museum seeking volunteers
The Pratt Museum is looking for volunteers interested in the history, natural history and arts of Kachemak Bay and the southern Kenai Peninsula to work in a variety of museum departments. Anyone interested in education, public information, retail, museum collections or general office tasks is encouraged to contact the museum for more information about volunteer opportunities this spring and summer.
For more information, contact Michelle Bayes at 235-8635 ext. 25.
Writers' conference scheduled
The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College will present the statewide Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference on June 23-27 at Land's End Resort in Homer. It will feature award-winning novelist Russell Banks as the keynote presenter as well as more than 30 writers from the Northwest and Alaska.
The conference will offer more than 35 daily workshops, craft talks, panel presentations and evening readings including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Optional post-conference activities are available.
Advanced registration is required. Registration fee is $175 prior to May 15 and $225 after that. Registration is limited. One University of Alaska Anchorage academic credit is optionally offered for additional tuition of $90. For specific program and registration information, visit http://chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~conference/.
Visual arts scholarships offered
The Kenai Peninsula Art Guild is offering art scholarships to people 18 or older who are in college or show continual interest in visual arts. The scholarships may be used to defer educational costs or to provide assistance in a private setting.
Applications are available at the art guild in Old Town Kenai. For more information, call 260-7652.
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