Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 24, 2013

Dueling pens: Peace poetry competition underway

The Andover Townsman

---- — Students in kindergarten through grade 12 attending both public and private schools, as well as adults affiliated with the schools, and Northern Essex Community College students, are invited to participate in Northern Essex Community College’s Fifth Annual Peace Poetry Contest and Reading.

Participants may create and submit original poems on the subject of peace.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 15.

Some 80 poems and accompanying artwork will be selected for publication in a small book of poetry to be published later in the spring.

In addition, selected entrants will be invited to take part in a poetry reading from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex’s Haverhill Campus.

Entries can be submitted to or NECC Peace Poetry Contest, 100 Elliott St., Spurk 317H, Haverhill, MA 01830-2399.

For more information, contact Paul Saint-Amand at or 978-556-3307, or visit