Ryerss Musuem and Library held their first Youth Poetry Reading to celebrate National Poetry Month this afternoon. The students reading were winners of the first Annual Youth Poetry Contest facilitated by Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. 12 area high schools were invited to participate. The reading was held in a packed 2nd floor gallery of the museum and library. The students read their poems to an appreciative audience and received awards, certificates and shirts from Ryerss Museum and Library and The Friends of Ryerss. Some photographs appear below. Certificates and Ryerss Museum and Library shirts were provided by Manager Martha Moffat. $50.00 gift cards were presented to first prize winners by The Friends of Ryerss.
Jessica Bachman receives her certificate and Ryerss shirt from Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Gary Martinez
Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri announced the Second Annual Youth Poetry Contest will commence in January 2015.