State librarian details writing competition
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced today that entry forms are available for the 11th annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.
“We created the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide an outlet for talented writers,” White said. “Great poems have the ability to enrich and enhance our lives, and I am looking forward to discovering talented new poets with this year’s competition.”
The competition, co-sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and Kevin Stein, the current Illinois Poet Laureate, is named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks.