Friday, February 20, 2009

NEOCH Poetry Contest Announced

Give Us Your Poetry!

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless will host its Annual Fund Raising Event on May 1, 2009 at Massimo da Milano. This is a wonderful time for activist to meet and hear from a key strategic partner, and talk to staff and Board of the Coalition. The special events planning group is busy and doing a great job with organizing this sixth annual event. We hope that you will save the date and be able to attend this affordable fund raiser with the theme "Hope Blossoms."

In addition, we are seeking poetry from individuals who were homeless over the last year. We are hosting a poetry contest for adults and a separate contest for young people. All the details are on our website, but the winners do get to attend the event to recite their poetry. We have always had a good selection of poetry submitted. The material is usually raw, vivid and sometimes focused on poverty. Homeless people do think about the world, love, hope, politics, and only part of the time their housing situation. We expect another good event with some of the best homeless poetry in the city. If you are homeless or have been homeless in the last year, please consider sending in a piece of poetry.

Brian Davis
Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

1 comment:

CynDe said...

I will make every attempt to be at this year's fundraiser and will spread the word on my blog also.