Seascape, a poetry festival to be held October 12 in Lincoln City, has launched a poetry contest on the general theme of peace and/or justice. There are adult and youth (17 and under) divisions. Awards include prizes of $25 for winners of each division, and books of poetry for second and third place. Submissions must be received by October 4. Mail to: Seascape, P.O. Box 838, Neskowin OR, 97149. Winners will be announced during the day-long poetry festival October 12 at the Congregational Church in Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th Street. The festival features readings, workshops and discussion by four well-known Oregon writers and publishers: A. Molotkov, Ger Killeen, Duane Poncy and Patricia McLean; Elohi Gadugi Journal, and The Habits of a Rainy Night Press. It will include an open mike for public participation.
The event schedule, October 12:
9:00 a.m. to noon: Poetry Workshop, A. Molotkov. Advance sign-up required, and students must submit no more than two examples of their work in advance, no later than October 4, to Molotkov. Number of participants will be limited, and there are no fees. Submissions for his workshop can be sent to: A. Molotkov, 1936 SE Harold St, Portland OR 97202.
Noon to 1:15 p.m. break for lunch.
1:30 p.m.: “State of Poetry, Publication and Activism” presentation and discussion by Patricia McLean and Duane Poncy.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Reading by the four authors (about 15 minutes each, 1 hour) and presentation of the winners of the poetry contest. Open mike for the public to read from their work. There will be snacks and drinks. Participants will provide their own lunch. For information, call Opening Door at 541-921-1395 or 503-391-3717, or send an email.