Calling for submissions: Beacon Poet Laureate; deadline August 31, 2012
The Howland Public Library and Miss Vickie’s Music are proud to announce a calling for submissions for the first-ever Beacon Poet Laureate. The applicants for this two-year term (Jan. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2014) position must reside within the boundaries of the Beacon City School District.
“We’re excited that we will have a Beacon Poet Laureate who will act as an advocate for poetry in our community,” said Alison Herrero, Adult Services Librarian at the Howland Public Library. Vickie Raabin, Owner of Miss Vickie’s Music, stated “This is something I am very proud of. I feel that this is another art form we should promote in Beacon .”
The formation of a Beacon Poet Laureate position has been formally recognized and approved by Mayor Randy Casale and the Beacon City Council.
The responsibilities of the Beacon Poet Laureate will include presenting poetry readings at select government and community-wide events, as well as a special Centennial Celebration of Beacon event in 2013.
Applications, and an Overview and Summary of Expected Responsibilities, are available to be picked up at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Deadline to receive complete application packages is August 31, 2012. Announcement of the selected poet will be held November 1, 2012.
For more information, contact Alison Herrero at 831-1134, or stop by the Howland Public Library at 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY.