PoeFest is celebrating its 10th year commemorating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and you can be a part of it all at multiple locations throughout Phoenix, Arizona this October. PoeFest has been a labor of love for a decade. When PoeFest first opened, it did so to just six audience members. With a packed audience on the third night, they knew they had something special. The fest includes mainstage productions of Poe’s short stories every weekend during the month of October with Poe’s stories rotate nightly. Then, on Oct. 20th & 27th, they will present PoeFest Seance. PoeFest culminates on Halloween night with ‘The Raven’ at Rosson House Museum. But there’s something extra special about PoeFest that makes Bookmans honored to be a sponsor!
For those just learning about this annual event, PoeFest is the yearly fundraiser for Arizona Curriculum Theater Inc., a 501(c)3 educational charity finding innovative ways to connect the arts to the curriculum. They offer more than two dozens programs, workshops, and shows designed for the classroom integrating the arts as a tool to teach the curriculum. Click here to learn more about ACT Inc.
The PoeFest Student Writing Competition is open to all Arizona students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades for the 2018-2019 school year. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be declared for each of two categories: short stories and poetry. All winners will receive prize packages supplied by Bookmans! But don’t delay, the submission deadline is September 15, 2018!
We’ve listed the writing competition guidelines below for all the young authors and poets out there! These details should provide all the tools you need to create and submit your work for the PoeFest Arizona Student Writing Competition 2018. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions.
Short Story Contest
All Arizona students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible.
More about PoeFest:
Our performances are not readings. Our actors have memorized Poe’s stories and will perform them as inmates in Poe’s fictional Maison de Santé Asylum.
Check out the Bookmans Events Calendar for all the cool, quirky, literary and fun events that we do at our stores and around town. We hope to see you at PoeFest 2018! Until then, keep reading, writing and quoting The Raven, and if you are looking for a Poe collection, book, or collectible, be sure to check your local Bookmans store!
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