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Poet in Residence – Ryerss

Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library – Philadelphia, PA. (December 2013 – 2015)
See article: “Ryerss Museum Announces Poet in Residence” by librarians Martha Moffat and Ruth Wiley
I. Reading to the children at the Christmas bazaars- 2013 & 2014
“Twas the Night before Christmas” – by Clement C. Moore
II. Poet in Residence reads her poem, “A quick sketch of Robert Waln Ryerss,”in honor of his 183rd & 184th birthday celebrations at Ryerss Museum & Library
March 8th, 2014 & March 8th, 2015 @ 1 p.m. See article

III.Poet in Residence announced the 2014 winners of the First Annual Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest;
Reading of winners was held during National Poetry Month: April 5th, 2014 @ 1 p.m. 

First Annual Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

Join us to award the prizes and hear the winners read their poems on

April 5th, 2014 at 1:00

Winners’ List

9th Grade

First Prize Sarah Smolnicki A Visit to Ryerss St. 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
Honorable Mention Maeve Thomas FriendCemetery Abington Sr.High School

11th Grade

First Prize Drew Schmidt Drifting Through Abington Sr.High School
Second Prize Kathleen O’Neill Sky Split Snow Abington Sr.High School
Third Prize Aajay Gauthier Maturity Abington Sr.High School
Honorable Mention Dominick Palma Lessons of a Baseball Central High School

12th Grade

First Prize Erin Burke Anne CheltenhamHigh School
Second Prize Matt Yoskowitz Down the Slope AbingtonSr.High School
Third Prize Fatjona Zemanaj Swing AbingtonSr.High School
Honorable Mention Matthew Dawson A Treat for All JenkintownHigh School

Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 


Poet in Residence announces the 2015 winners of Second Annual Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest;
Reading of winners was held during National Poetry Month, April 4th, 2015 @ 1 p.m

IV. Poet in residence hosted an Adult Poetry Workshop on October 4th, 2014 at the Ryerss Museum & Library
See FCR Blog site for more details


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