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Ashford Poet Laureate

The Ashford Arts Council (AAC) is in the final stages of choosing a Poet Laureate for the town of Ashford. 

The Poet Laureate, in coordination with the AAC, will be expected to fulfill a number of duties over a 3-year appointment, some of which may include:

  • organize and / or participate in poetry readings open to the public
  • read a poem at AAC and town events
  • write or find poems about the community, historical events, figures, etc.
  • visit schools and work with students
  • present poetry workshops for the AAC
  • facilitate the publication of an anthology of poetry by community members
  • work with the local library to create a poetry corner or collection of poetry books by CT authors 

An Honorarium of $600 ($200 per year) will be provided.