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The Ashford Arts Council (AAC) requests applications for consideration as the Poet Laureate for the town of Ashford. Applicants should be recognized for a long-standing involvement in poetry and should demonstrate passion and expertise in poetry.  

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.

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Please submit this application to:
Christine Acebo
91 Perry Hill Road,
Ashford, CT 06278
or by email:  cacebo@mac.com    

If you have any questions, please call, text, or email
Christine 860-617-5609; cacebo@mac.com