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The Evanston Public Library invites submissions to the 33rd annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards, judged this year by Janet Wong.

The competition is open to all adult and high-school-age Chicago-area poets.  There are also elementary- and middle-school student categories open to Evanston school students. The competition deadline is March 25. The awards will be presented at 2 p.m. on May 1, when the competition winners will read their poems. Ms. Wong will also read from her own works. 

Contest rules may be obtained at the Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., or www.epl.org, or by calling 847-448-8650.