2017 Call for Applications for Gloucester’s 5th POET LAUREATE is OPEN!
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 9
The City of Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts announces the release of the 2017 Call for Applications for the four year position of Gloucester Poet Laureate.
The position of Gloucester Poet Laureate is dedicated to building community through poetry and encouraging a love of poetry among people of all ages. The position was most recently held by the late Peter Todd, appointed in 2014. During Peter’s time as Poet Laureate, he generously shared his talents with his beloved City of Gloucester.
Under City Ordinance, the process to select the Poet Laureate is administered by the Committee for the Arts and will involve a Selection Panel including representatives from the local literary community thanks to Eastern Point Lit House and The Gloucester Writers Center. A recommendation from the Selection Panel will be forwarded to the Committee for the Arts for review and then forwarded on to the Mayor for nomination, subject to confirmation by the City Council.
The Call for Applications is available for download at the Committee for the Arts page on the City website: http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=102. Copies also are available at the Sawyer Free Library, the City of Gloucester Mayor’s Office, Eastern Point Lit House, the Gloucester Writer’s Center, and other locales. Applications must be submitted by 12 pm on Friday, June 9th , 2017. Contact Judith Hoglander, Committee for the Arts with any questions.