Germantown, Tennessee-- April 26, 2021-- In collaboration with the Germantown Community Library, and Germantown Parks & Recreation, the Germantown Public Art Commission announces Word Travels, an annual sidewalk poetry contest. New, aspiring or professional writers of any age, living or working in Germantown, can submit a poem or song lyric of up to 150 words. Poems should be unique and must not use copyrighted materials. The inaugural contest theme is Nature.
A selection committee made up of literary professionals, library staff, and community representatives will select five finalists and three semifinalists. Winners will receive a small monetary award and their poems will be installed on sidewalks in city parks and along trail systems starting in the summer of 2021.
This project creates a unique opportunity for citizens of Germantown to participate in the city’s new public art program through a project that celebrates public spaces and the literary arts.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021
Should you have questions please contact Cat Peña, the Public Art Manager for the City of Germantown at: [email protected]
This project is funded by the Word Travels - Mitch Major Memorial Fund