Fox Cities Reads: Your Authentic Self Poetry Contest

To celebrate the 2021 Fox Cities Reads and the theme Your Authentic Self, FCBF will host a community-wide poetry contest in the weeks ahead of the Reads announcement on January 26! We’ve also planned an excellent poetry workshop to help you on your way.

There are three categories in the contest: Adult, Teen, and Youth. The first place winner of each category will receive a $50 cash prize and will be invited to read their poetry at the virtual launch on January 26. Poems should speak to the theme, Your Authentic Self.

***Poetry entries should be submitted via Google Forms by January 18, 2021. Submit via Google Forms HERE:
***The workshop will be held Tuesday, January 12, 6:30-7:30 PM. Register now at:
The workshop is designed to welcome first-time writers, self-declared non-writers, and poets who have been writing for years. Participants will have the opportunity to explore four different types of poetry and have the opportunity to submit one poem for feedback post-workshop. Participation is limited to 30.

Thank you for participating this year in the 2021 Fox Cities Reads!


Jan 04 - 18 2021