Guelph, ON – The Guelph Public Library (GPL) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s famous In Flanders Field poem with a reflective poetry contest. Open to all ages, everyone is encouraged to submit ONE piece of poetry reflecting what McCrae’s poem means to you. All poetic styles will be accepted at all library locations until 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories; children, teen and adult. Local John McCrae expert and Guelph Museums’ curator, Bev Dietrich, Friends of the Guelph Public Library executive member and writer, Mary Mulholland, and the library’s very own archivist and poet, Darcy Hiltz will be judging the submissions on originality, accuracy of historical information, and the theme of remembrance.
What are you waiting for? Pick up an ‘In Flanders Field…a Poetic Reflection’ contest entry form at any Guelph Public Library location or online at www.GuelphPL.ca. Together let’s support #HistoryLivesHere in our royal city by sharing our remembrance for this historic poem and Guelph’s heritage!
For more information
Lisa Cunningham, GPL Communications
519-824-6220 extension 239