Nominations for Prince William County Poet Laureate

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The Prince William County Arts Council is accepting nominations for the Prince William County Poet Laureate for 2018-2020.

Resident poets of the Greater Prince William area, which includes Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park, are eligible to be nominated. We are looking for poets who have contributed to the local poetry scene, written poetry of merit, and who advocate arts, sciences, and community collaborative efforts.  The candidate must be 21 years of age or older and should be comfortable giving public presentations and engaging in public interactions.  Self-nominations as well as nominations from others are accepted.

Nominations will reviewed by a panel of judges.  The candidate must have lived in the area for at least the two previous years and must maintain residence in the Prince William County area during the full two-year term.

The Prince William County Poet Laureate will receive an honorarium of $500.00 per year.  The Poet Laureate will undertake a project or series of projects which makes poetry more available and accessible to people in their everyday lives.

Visit for nomination form and more details. Nomination packets may be mailed or submitted online and are due by June 24. Please direct questions to Alice Mergler,


By Prince William Living


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