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Published on March 11th, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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Library Hosts Blackout Poetry Contest

Poetry has been described as writing without rules and this style is no different. Known as the art of “Creative Destruction,” blackout poetry  is created by taking a book page and using a marker to delete the words you don’t want. You take the subject matter and change it into a completely different and compelling message.

The Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library are inviting Volusia County teens to submit their blackout poems for judging and cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25. Prizes will be available in two categories – middle school and high school. Students may use a book page provided by the library or a page of their own that measures 5 inches by 7 inches or less. Entry forms are available at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, located at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, and must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013.

Participants will then have a chance to share their poems at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the library before the winners are announced.

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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