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Ryerss Announces Winners of 1st Annual Youth Poetry Contest

First Annual Youth Poetry Contest (Grades 9-12)
Winners’ List
9th Grade
Frist Prize          Sarah Smolnicki       A Visit to Ryerss  Saint Hubert High School
10th Grade
First Prize               Melissa Phung          Arab Hunter               Central High School
Second Prize         Jessica Bachman    Untitled                         First Century Gospel
Third Prize            Harry Yang               Time After Time       Central High School
Hon. Mention      Maeve Thomas          Friend Cemetery      Abington High School
11th Grade
First Prize            Drew Schmidt         Drifting Through        Abington High School
                                                                        Frozen Memories
Second Prize      Kathleen O’Neil             Sky Split Snow       Abington High School
Third Prize         Aajay Gauthier              Maturity                 Abington High School
Hon Mention    Dominick Palma            Lessons of                 Central High School
12th Grade
First Prize            Erin Burke                      Anne                  Cheletnham High School
Second Prize       Matt Yoskowitz            Down the Slope   Abington High School
Third Prize          Fatjona Zemanaj         Swing                    Abington High School
Hon. Mention   Matthew Dawson       A Treat for All      Jenkintown High School   
Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

On April 5th @ 1pm Ryerss Museum and Library will host the 1st Annual Youth Poetry Reading in the second floor gallery featuring the poetry of all the winning students. 

Celebrating Ryerss

Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the poem, A Quick Sketch of Robert W. Ryerss, at the celebration of his 183rd Birthday.

Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the poem, A Quick Sketch of Robert W. Ryerss, at the celebration of his 183rd Birthday.

A large crowd turned out to celebrate the 183rd Birthday of Robert W. Ryerss at the Museum and Library yesterday.Mr and Mrs. Robert W. Ryerss Mr. and Mrs. Ryerss time traveled from the past to the delight of all in attendance. Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri read the poem, A Quick Sketch of Robert W. Ryerss, in honor of the celebration of his 183rd Birthday.



Ryerss Museum Announces Poet in Residence

Local Poet will host various events at Museum and Library

By Martha Moffat and Ruth Wiley – Ryerss Museum and Library

???????????????????????????????Lawndale poet and Poetry Editor of the Fox Chase Review, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, has been appointed Poet in Residence at the Ryerss Museum and Library. The poetry of Sahms-Guarnieri has been published widely in the small and electronic press and her first full length collection, Images of Being was published in 2011. She has been active in the literary community of Philadelphia conducting workshops and open mics; serving on editorial staffs; and co-hosting The Fox Chase Reading Series.

Diane has performed her poetry at various venues along the east coast of the United States. In 2013, she received a grant in poetry from the AEV foundation based in New York. Sahms-Guarnieri said she is looking forward to serving as Poet in Residence, “I am honored by this appointment and look forward to following in the footsteps of the Ryerss family, whom had poetry running through their bloodlines and had a faithful commitment to the community.” Sahms-Guarnieri said she is looking forward to bringing new visitors to Ryerss through workshops, poetry and art exhibits, and a youth poetry contest/reading for 9th to 12th grade students at area high schools. Sahms-Guarnieri will read a poem during the Victorian Christmas Bazar and Tea.

To learn more about Ryerss Museum and Library please visit: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/