Born in Falmouth, Katharine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” in 1893, as well as many other works. She celebrated her life in Falmouth throughout her writings and we honor her memory by allowing others to create original pieces of poetry. This annual celebration of her life and works allows local schoolchildren and adults to submit their original works in her honor. There will be judging and winners will be informed well in advance of the program. This event is free and open to all!
To submit an entry: Please print off entry form below. Each original poem must be 25 lines or less. Each poet can submit up to 3 original entries. Poems should be on a separate page, unsigned, ready for photocopying.
Deadline for submission: May 25, 2017
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