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Christian Writers group holds poetry contest

COVINGTON -- The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers group is holding its annual Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month.

The contest is free and entries for the contest must be postmarked by April 10.

The group will meet on Saturday, April 13, and original poems will be read or recited by the poet and judged by the audience. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. until noon at Georgia Piedmont Technical College at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington. Participants will be in Building D and the Conference Center.

The People's Choice Award will be presented to the winner at noon.

Those entering the contest must be at least 16. Two poems of no more than 20 lines on any subject may be submitted. The content of the poems should not be vulgar or offensive, not employ profanity and should be the original, individual work of the entrant. The writer retains copyrights.

Included should be a cover sheet containing the major title and subtitles, the author's name, full address, phone number and email address. "Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.

Entrants will be contacted prior to the event to advise approval and program agenda. There is no entry fee.

The entries should be mailed to EMACW, P.O. Box 2896, Covington, GA 30015.

For more information, call 404-444-7514.