Free poetry contest upcoming

The Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library and Brown County Writers’ Group are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2018 Poetry contest.

All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. You may submit up to four poems per entry.

You must include your name, age (or if over 18, adult) address and phone number or e-mail address. Please use a legible font such as New Times Roman and black ink only for submissions.

Send your entries to The Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High St. Mt. Orab, OH 45154 or online at If entering online, please send your poem as a Word Document or pdf attachment along with all contact information.

Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5th.

The public is welcome to join us for a reading of the winning poems followed by Poetry and More (open mike) on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm at The Mt. Orab Library. Free booklets of the winning poems will be available at the event. The public will be invited to read their poems as well.

Brown County Writers’ Group is a free, non-profit organization that meets Thursday nights at 6:00 pm. For more information, please text or phone Lisa at 513-659-8567, or email