The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Poet Laureate of Mount Vernon. Applicants must live within 12 miles of Mount Vernon.
In general, the role of the Poet Laureate/Writer-in-Residence of Mount Vernon is to promote the written word as art within the community. The position has two specific requirements:
- Compose and present an original piece at the annual Mount Vernon Memorial Day commemoration.
- Organize at least one public event to celebrate the written word.
The Poet Laureate/Writer-in-Residence of Mount Vernon receives a $500 annual stipend from the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council. The MVAAC also offers programmatic support for the selected candidate. For more information and application materials, visit mvaac.org.