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Nazareth College Hosts Fifth Annual Poetry Competition Writing for Peace and Justice, April 11

  • Published: March 26, 2013

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  • Nazareth College will Host fifth annual poetry competition, Writing for Peace and Justice on April 11 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Event will be held in Room 38 of the Golisano Academic Center
  • The competition will feature students reciting original poetry or reading poems from their favorite Francophone poets

For More Information

Contact: Mireille Le Breton at 585-389-2685 or mlebret5@naz.edu

Nazareth College Hosts Fifth Annual Poetry Competition Writing for Peace and Justice, April 11

Nazareth College’s La Maison Française and the Foreign Languages and Literatures department will host the fifth annual poetry competition, Writing for Peace and Justice on Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. French poet and teacher, Kathryn Jospé will be presenting the opening keynote speech titled Poetry as Transformative Power .The competition will feature students from seven local high schools and four institutions of higher learning reciting original poetry or reading poems from their favorite Francophone poets on the subject of peace and justice. The event will be held in Room 38 of the Golisano Academic Center, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. For more information, contact Mireille Le Breton at 585-389-2685 or mlebret5@naz.edu.

Kathryn Jospé is a poet, docent, and teacher. In addition to her commitment to educate others about French culture, Jospé is also very active within the community. She served as President of the Rochester Chapter of The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) from 1994-1998 and as the AATF French contest organizer from 1990-1993.

This year, the competition will feature a translation workshop, allowing non-French speakers to write poetry on a topic related to Peace in the Francophone world. Students will receive awards during a post-competition reception, open to all who attend. Writing for Peace will conclude the 2013 Poetry Series sponsored by la Maison Française and the Nazareth Center for International Education. Last year, over 200 contestants and guests attended the competition.

Participating educational institutions include: Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, and St. John Fisher. Participating high schools include Aquinas Institute, Brighton, Canandaigua Academy, McQuaid, Our Lady of Mercy, Webster, and Williamson. 

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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