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Posted on: Sunday, January 28, 2001

'Star Poets 2001' contest now accepting student entries

By Zenaida Serrano Espanol
Advertiser Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a famous poet, with your magnificent works published for all to admire?

If so, you might consider entering Star Poets 2001, a poetry contest sponsored by Windward Community College and Starbucks. It may not make you world famous, but it will definitely give you a chance to shine.

Entries are now being accepted from students in grade three to grade 12 statewide. The winners will receive cash awards and their schools will receive book grants.

"Part of (the purpose) is to promote reading, writing and literacy among young people," said Libby Young, project coordinator and associate professor at Windward Community College. Young said organizers of the contest also want to give students the chance to write about issues that are important to them.

The winning poems will be printed in a book called "Star Poets Journal 2001," and a poetry reading featuring the winners will be held to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.

You might remember the KidNews story in December that featured the winners of the Star Poets 2000 contest. If you are interested in reading their poems, a limited number of copies of "Star Poets Journal 2000" will be available for $6 soon at Starbucks stores at Kahala Mall, Kailua Village Shops and Windward City Shopping Center or by calling 235-7396 or 395-5859.

Entry forms are available at all Starbucks stores and have also been mailed to schools throughout the state.

Mail entries to:

Starbucks Star Poets Contest
210 Ward Ave., Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96814

Any questions? Call 235-7396, 395-5859 or e-mail

Put on your creative hats and hurry! The deadline for submissions is March 1.

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