An event that should be standing room only!
Poetry for Peace is a cross-district poetry contest open to all Bridgeport and Fairfield K-8th grade students. The contest is sponsored annually by Fairfield University, with a call for submissions of poetry written in response to the question “What does peace mean to me?”
Begun in 2008 as an outgrowth of a Humanities Institute series coordinated by Dr. Nels Pearson (English), the contest draws over 1000 submissions each year, and nearly 100 winners are selected. Poems are solicited in September, and winners are invited to read their poetry at a January celebration, coinciding with the University’s Martin Luther King commemoration events.
Poetry for Peace is sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Writing Center, the Office of Service Learning, the English Department, the Connecticut Writing Project, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.