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Great Lakes Poetry Festival
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT
Featured Poets are voted for in a general popularity contest for prize money by the audience at large during the capstone poetry reading of all features. Three poems by each Feature will be included in the evenings Playbill, a two minute digital video presentation of poetry experession by each Feature will be presented along with one live threee minute reading to the full audience. Poets will be judged on a combination of writing and performance abilities with the multi presentation approach allowing a level playing field.
Audience members include all Feature Poets, Individual Poets, Retired/Student Poets, and General Admission tickets for the General Public. Each seat in the house will receive one voting card with a unique voting authorization number that will allow online voting to continue realtime during the entire event for the audience to view and react throughout.
Prize for First Place is $10,000; Second Place is $2,500; and Third Place $1,000 for Featured Poets.
All levels of registration include two submissions for the Three Fires Anthology. All winning submissions to Three Rivers Anthology receive two complimentary copies at the event. The top ten submissions as deemed by the editorial committee receive a $250 award.