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Sep 13 / admin

PNO 2020 Call for Poetry!

The 23rd annual Poets’ Night Out is scheduled to take place on Sunday March 29, 2020.

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library main library by January 25, 2020.

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

Apr 5 / admin

Poets’ Night Out 2019 Event

April 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the City Opera House

You’re invited to the 2019 Poets’ Night Out event at The City Opera House

Now in its 22nd year, Poets’ Night Out continues to celebrate original poetry written and submitted by residents of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties.

Winning poems are published in the Poets’ Night Out chapbook, and the winning poets have been asked to read their poem at the Poets’ Night Out event at 7:00 p.m. in the City Opera House on Sunday April 7, 2019. Admission to this event is FREE, with general admission seating.

Poets’ Night Out (PNO) offers a platform for poets of all ages in our community, professional or amateur, to have an affordable opportunity to become published, to read to a receptive audience and to network with fellow writers.

PNO Chapbooks from past years, featuring the original poetry of each year’s winning entries, are available at the TADL Main Library. You’ll find them via the online catalog.

If you have any other questions, please e­mail pno@tadl.org or call (231­) 932-­8502.

Oct 25 / admin

PNO 2019 Call for Poetry!

The 22nd annual Poets’ Night Out is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 7, 2019.

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2019.

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

Apr 1 / admin

Poets’ Night Out 2018 Event

Now in its 21st year, Poets’ Night Out continues to celebrate original poetry written and submitted by residents of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties. Winning poems are published in the Poets’ Night Out chapbook, and winning poets will be asked to read their poem at the Poets’ Night Out event at 7:00 p.m. in the City Opera House on Sunday April 8, 2018.

Admission to this event is FREE, with general admission seating.

Oct 6 / admin

PNO 2018 Call for Poetry!

The 21st annual Poets’ Night Out is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 8, 2018.

Poetry must be postmarked or dropped off at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere branch by January 25, 2018.

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

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.