Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, Culver City Artist Laureate for Poetry, who teaches the Word Painting with Poetry class at the Culver City Senior Citizen’s Center, is organizing a poetry contest and series of readings to celebrate Culver City’s Centennial in 2017.
The contest and readings are open to all Culver City residents, students who attend Culver City schools, members of the Culver City Historical Society, members of the Culver City Senior Citizen’s Center, active members of Culver City civic organizations and people who are employed by businesses in Culver City.
As a celebration of Culver City’s Centennial in 2017, the themes of the poetry readings and the Centennial Contest will focus on Culver City, especially its history. You will find an historical timeline prepared by our Culver City Historian, Julie Lugo Cerra, on the Historical Society’ s website www.CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org Look over the list, perhaps pay a visit to a place within Culver City and see what appeals to your poetic senses..!
Poems read at our readings in October 2016 and in the Spring in 2017, will be included in the judging for the final reading and contest awards in September 2017, but the only criteria for the initial readings is that the poems focus on the history of Culver City.
Our first reading will be at the Culver City Senior Center on October 8, 2016. Please visit our website www.WordPainting.net to submit your poem by September 15. We will organize the program based upon the submissions and send you a confirmation.
Dates and venues for 2017 will be announced at the first poetry reading in October 2016.
Poetry Readings and Contest Based on the History of Culver City
(1) October 8, 2016 – CC Senior Center
(2) Spring 2017