“Our Town” Poem Contest, deadline March 20th

from our friends at Lost Nation Theater (note deadline is 3/20):


Love your community? Wish you could get away? No matter how you feel about the place you live, here’s your opportunity to express it!

In collaboration with Montpelier Alive’s “Poem City, 2014” and to celebrate LNT’s season opening production of “Our Town”, by Thornton Wilder, your poetic expression of affection, description, or dissatisfaction for your home town is invited for LNT’s:                                                

                                              Our Town Poem Contest

Your inspiration can take any form—ode, sonnet, lyric or limerick, measured meter or open verse—just keep it to a spoken length of two minutes or less. Winning poets will receive two tickets to “Our Town” and the chance to read their work to LNT’s “Our Town” audiences before selected performances. LNT directors and performing artists will also offer each winning poet a private coaching session to help them maximize the effectiveness of their presentation.

Email submissions to: info@lostnationtheater.org

Or, send via US Mail to: Lost Nation Theater

Our Town Poem Contest

39 Main Street, City Hall

Montpelier, VT  05602

Submissions accepted until 5:00 PM, March 20, 2014.

For further information email: kim@lostnationtheater.org

Or, phone: (802) 223-9607


Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier’s award-winning Resident Professional Company, has been creating high-quality performances, comprehensive education programs, and innovative community partnerships at its chamber theater home in Montpelier’s City Hall since 1989. LNT believes theater can transform people and communities. It strives to create intimate, human-scale events that mine the rich possibilities of complex language and evoke empathetic connection. The development of original work and the telling of Vermont’s stories are the heart of LNT’s mission, but annual programs also feature an eclectic mix of classic & modern dramas, comedies, and musicals. lostnationtheater.org


“OUR TOWN” POEMS & PHOTOS: At the City Hall Art Gallery, 39 Main Street, selected poems from Lost Nation Theater’s “Our Town Poem Contest” are paired with photos of Montpelier. The display, curated by Halle Moody in consultation with local photographer Linda Hogan, asks us to look at how personal and collective identity is shaped by environment—and how conceptions of self and community are expressed in an evolving landscape. Expanding these themes, LNT’s production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” provides further context and perspective, Thursdays through Sundays, April 10 – 27.

Note: Even if you submitted work to PoemCity 2014, you must submit to this call separately.