Tuesday, February 3, 2015

POETRY CONTEST for FREE TICKET TO AUTHORS’ TRAIL DAY TRIP

Poets, take note!  You can win a free ticket to go on the Kansas Author’s Trail trip on Saturday, March 21.  Submit your poem to Sharon Senger (slsenger@sbcglobal.net) or mail to 213 Virginia Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. One entry will be awarded a free trip, worth $85. Kansas Author’s Trail is a day trip celebrating William Inge, Gordon Parks, Eugene Ware, Langston Hughes, and William Burroughs.  Denise Low will be tour guide in Lawrence. The trip is a fundraiser for the Poetry Café, an activity of the Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild’s Gatsby Days Celebration. Deadline is February 14, 2015.  For more information Contact:  Stephany Hughes – stephippo@aol.com – 816.630.7708
The Poetry Café of Excelsior Springs invites anyone to participate in these two events:
  1.  The Footprints of Poets and Authors Day Trip is on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  You will meet a luxury motor coach in the parking lot of K-Mart in Liberty, MO, at 7:30 a.m., pick up additional passengers at the western Lenexa Price Chopper (K-10 and Woodland Road), and proceed to Lawrence, Kansas, where you will become familiar with the homes, lives, and works of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs (with Denise Low as tour guide, and Lawrence residents can start the tour here), then ride on to Ft. Scott, Kansas.  After lunch at the beautiful Lyons Twin Mansions, you will enjoy the Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity, plus you will enjoy a short program on the life of Eugene Fitch Ware, first Poet Laureate of Kansas.  Your bus will arrive back in Kansas City in time for you to have a relaxing evening at home or out on the town.  This trip is a fund raiser for the Poetry Café, an activity of the Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild's Gatsby Days Celebration.  Deadline is February 14, 2015.

 2.  Enter the Gatsby Days Poetry Contest, with a cash prize of $50 or a complimentary trip on the Poetry Cafe' Bus Tour.  Deadline is March 1, 2015.  We encourage you to read your poem during Gatsby Days on April 25, 1:00 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives.
 For more information and to register for these events, go to www.espoetrycafe.weebly.com.       © 2015 photograph by Denise Low