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.
Please join us for writer’s night Dec 17th. If you are wanting to read, please reserve your spot ahead of time. Every one gets 10 min to read something they are working on or recently finished. It can be a chapter, poem(s), etc.
Call 319-895-2682 with questions or to reserve your spot.
In this class you will work with Barbara to create whimsical holiday gift tags, bags and a present box (gift card size) There is plenty of room to socially distance and mask wearing is enforced. Hand sanitizer is also provided.
Dec 12th from 1 – 3:30 at Mount Vernon Creates
Purchase of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and treats is available on site.