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Friday, October 8, 2021

Opportunity: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poetry Series

 The North Carolina Poetry Society offers students (and one adult) in our area a semester of free one-on-one study with a respected poet through the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, which provides mentors for emerging poets between January and May of 2022.


Distinguished Poet Dr. Kenneth Chamlee will work with four aspiring poets, ideally one from middle school, high school, and college, plus an adult selected from 32 counties in western North Carolina. This period of individual study and critique culminates in a reading with the Distinguished Poet and the other students, usually at Western Carolina University during the annual Spring Literary Festival. 


If you all know of a middle school, high school, or college student who's really interested in writing poetry, please encourage them to apply!  And if you're an adult poet who'd enjoy this opportunity, please apply yourself!  The deadline for  applications is November 15, 2021.  Find more information on the application process at https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/gcdps/. Email applications to caleb.gcdps@gmail.com, or mail applications to:


Caleb Beissert

Attn: Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series

123 Forest Hill Drive

Asheville, NC 28803


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