Kent District Library

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

 Attention aspiring poets: Kent District Library is hosting the Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest!

This year features two chances to win prizes. Submit up to two poems for a chance to win a $50 Meijer gift card. Then, read one of your poems at our 4th Annual Find Your Voice Teen Poetry Slam for another chance to win! You must submit a written work to be eligible for the teen poetry slam.

This programming is provided through the generous donations of community donors.

Contest is open to Kent County, Mich., residents in grades 6-12.

Contest opens: Feb. 1, 2019

Submission deadline: April 1, 2019

Important Dates

Write Michigan Teen Poetry Conference and Workshop  (Registration required) 

  • Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch

Katie Kalisz: Book release and signing

  • Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m., Kentwood Branch

Write Michigan: Find Your Voice Teen Poetry Slam

  • Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m., Kentwood Branch
Kent District Library