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Poetry Comes Alive in Redwood City With the Second Annual Youth Poetry Contest

Redwood City, CA - April 21 , 2006 - The youth of Redwood City created over 800 poems for the Second Annual Redwood City Youth Poetry Contest, and the results are astonishing!

The kids exhibited a great ability with odes and verses, rhymes and sonnets, couplets and stanzas – and the three published poets charged with selecting the finalists found their task very difficult.

The judges have made their selections, and the public is invited to the contest’s final poetic showdown on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm at the McKinley Auditorium in Redwood City (400 Duane Street). This event is free, and the community is encouraged to attend and cheer-on their favorite youth poet!

The 24 finalists will read their poems on stage, and the grand prize winners in each of five age categories will be announced. Each of the five youth grand prize winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble book store.

The Second Annual Redwood City Youth Poetry Contest is made possible by the generous participation of the Fox Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, the Redwood City School District, and the Redwood City Public Library. For more information on the Youth Poetry Contest call 780-7013.

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and is the learning center of the community. More information about library events and services is available on the library’s web page at, by calling 780-7017, or by picking up a Library events calendar in any Redwood City library.

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Chuck Ashton
Redwood City Library
(650) 780-7013

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