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Sep 12 / admin

PNO 2017 Call for Poetry

pno2017_call_webThe 20th annual Poets’ Night Out is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 23, 2017.

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2017.

See How to Submit for full details and an individual entry form!

Nov 9 / admin

2016 Call for Poetry

pno-for-web-2016The 2016 call for poetry is now under way!

We are accepting submissions of poetry for Poets’ Night Out 2016, scheduled to take place this April.

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2016.

See How to Submit for full details and an individual entry form.

Aug 1 / admin

2015 Call for Poetry


We are now accepting submissions of poetry for Poets’ Night Out 2015!

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2015.

See How to Submit for full details and an individual entry form.

Nov 25 / admin

PNO 2014 Call for Poetry

PNO2014CallForPoetrySmallWe are now accepting submissions of poetry for Poets’ Night Out 2014!

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2014.

See How to Submit for full details and an individual entry form.

Apr 27 / admin

Poets’ Night Out moves to April!

As announced during our April 2013 poetry reading, Poets’ Night Out is moving to April!

We’ll be accepting poetry until January 25, 2014, and hold the main event on April 27, 2014.

For complete rules and individual entry forms, please see How to Submit.

Nov 11 / admin

Poets’ Night Out 2012 – The Event!

The 16th Annual Poets’ Night Out, an annual reading by selected area poets will be held Sunday, November 11 at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House in downtown Traverse City.

Admission to the Poets’ Night Out, which features refreshments and entertainment is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
The 25 featured poets from around the 10-county region, selected by a jury team, will read during the event and will also be eligible for additional accolades including Audience Favorite Awards.
Poets of all ages were invited to enter their original poetry in the Poets’ Night Out contest. Entries closed in September.
Poets’ Night Out is sponsored by the Traverse Area District Library, the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library, Horizon Books, Book O Rama, Joyful Noise Daycare, the National Writers Series, the Clark Family, the Sonneman Family, and Tina Tank.
Aug 20 / admin

2012 Call for Poetry

The 2012 Poets’ Night Out call for poetry is now open!

Submissions of poetry must be postmarked by Wednesday September 26, 2012 or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by Saturday September 29, 2012.

Rules and entry forms are located below:

PNO 2012 Rules

PNO 2012 Individual Entry Form