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 Available Online Resources during the COVID-19 Closure 

Celebrating Black Poetry - February - March 2021: Lift Every Voice

  • Feb. 1 - 28 - Dial a Poem - 434.979.7151 ext. 7
  • Feb. 20 - 21 - Virtual Poetry Reading
  • Feb. 22 - Mar. 1 - Virtual Teen Art Gallery
  • Feb. 25 - Lift Every Voice: An Evening wiht Black Poets- Myra Anderson, Irene Mathieu, and Valencia Robin- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mar. 9 - Get Lit: African American Poetry Book Club - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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These programs preented in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and WriterHouse Present a Poetry Contest for adults

Submit one original poem to any JMRL location, to WriterHouse, or via our online entry form for a chance to win prizes & glory.

  • Contest open March 1 - 31st to ages 18+
  • Prizes: $200 Visa gift card for the winner and $100 Visa gift card for the runner-up
  • Winners will be contacted directly and a public announcement will be made at Stay tuned for more information about a possible virtual event.
  • Finalist entries judged by Poet Laureate of Virginia, Luisa Igloria
  • See full contest details on entry form for more information or go to
  • Contest is part of #TheWrite2Heal series of events co-sponsored by WriterHouse

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