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Peace Poetry Contest

Peace Poetry. Ninth Annual Content and Reading. Contest Deadline March 15,2017. Reading Event Date May 5, 2017.

“Poets Bring to Life, What Life Brings to Poets”- G.J.Young

The Peace Poetry Contest & Reading is a program offered under the Service Learning umbrella at NECC. Its goal is to honor the ideal of peace through the creation and submission of works on the topic.

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View and Print the Peace Poetry Poster (PDF)


Students from various courses and departments have contributed their talent and expertise to a variety of tasks including:

  • participating in a peace poster contest
  • writing news articles
  • developing a website
  • constructing a database of schools
  • judging poetry
  • preparing poems for publication
  • creating a chapbook cover and layout
  • hosting and tabling at the reading event
  • filming and taking photographs of children and adults reading
  • contributing to follow-up activities related to the project

Who Can Submit Works

We invite children and adults from the NECC area (K-12 classrooms, both public and private, and those adults affiliated with these schools) to create and submit original poems on the subject of peace.

We believe that children cannot learn to speak the language of possibility, or envision a culture of peace, if they do not have the opportunity to identify such moments and values within themselves and their relationships. It is our responsibility, as educators, to offer students a way to fuel their imaginations and embrace the concept of peace.

Deadline for poem submission is March 15, 2017

Reading Event Date: May 5, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Haverhill Campus
Hartleb Technology Center
Room TC103

For more information contact:

Dr. Paul Saint-Amand,  Professor of English
Phone: (978) 556-3307
Email psaintamand@necc.mass.edu

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This contest is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs, Division of Foundational Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences, the English Department and Service Learning Committee. This contest is not affiliated with a political organization and holds no formal position on the current state of world affairs.