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 Citizens 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’s 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 Culver City.
We would like to have a copy of your poem (40 lines maximum- no more than one page) so we can organize the program for the readings. Please fill in the poem submission form and return it via email or send it to Dr. Janet Hoult, 4363 Motor Ave., Culver City, CA 90232 by March 26, 2017 for the reading on April 8, 2017 and by August 20, 2017 for the reading on September 9, 2017.