2017 Poetry & Storytelling Competition Volume 2 | Page 2

About the Festival

Talented high school students submitted their prose, poetry, and/or short stories to be reviewed in competition for valuable prizes.

Subject matter reflects peacemakers/peacemaking, nonviolent efforts for change, selfless acts of heroism, tolerance and appreciation for diversity, highlights of people coming together to resolve differences, and social justice locally, nationally, and/or internationally.

At the subsequent Festival, attendees had a chance to meet famous professional poets and writers who shared their experience and talent with the younger generation.