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Library poetry competition announced

The City of Evanston’s Public Art Committee and the Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library are holding a competition to select five original poems to be installed on the sidewalk ramp in front of the downtown library.

The competition is open to Evanston residents of all ages. Original poems appropriate for a public audience are welcome.

The City of Evanston’s Public Art Committee and the Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library are holding a competition to select five original poems to be installed on the sidewalk ramp in front of the downtown library.

The competition is open to Evanston residents of all ages. Original poems appropriate for a public audience are welcome.

Submissions must be sent to: “Library Sidewalk Poem Project,” c/o Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday, May 10. Poets may submit up to five short poems.

Detailed information on submission requirements and the selection process are available online or by calling 847-448-8260.

City of Evanston employees are not eligible for this competition. 

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