Boilerplate Announcement for PL Applicants


(Town) has created a new post of Poet Laureate, and is seeking applications for the position. Requirements include a love and knowledge of poetry, experience writing poetry, and a willingness to teach poetry writing workshops and organize poetry readings. The applicant should be a resident and have good communication skills in order to work together with library staff and town leaders. The (two-year) post is voluntary, but a stipend and budget will be provided.

Applicants should submit a letter expressing their interest, a resume showing their experience with poetry, three samples of their poetry, and a brief proposal of programming ideas. Please email it to the attention of (Town or library staff member) at (email address); or send by mail to (Town or library staff member) at (address) by (deadline).

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