NIRMM Teen Poetry Society

Open Call for Teen Poets


Join in the fun of celebrating National Inspirational Role Models Month (NIRMM) 10th Anniversary and earn special recognition/prizes.

WHO:             13 – 18 years old Metropolitan Detroit Area residents/students

WHAT:           Write one page poem. Focus on one of two following themes.

Ongoing: Celebrate Who Inspires You Every November.

2015: Honoring the Top 10 Most Influential People Who Inspired You.

HOW:             Submissions must be given to NIRMM Team member or emailed to, with “Teen Poem” in subject line, by Friday, October 30, 2015.

AWARDS:     All participants will receive certificate presented at event below and be considered for induction into NIRMM Teen Poetry Society. Top 3 poets will be notified and read poem at event. They will also receive additional                            prizes.

EVENT:          NIRMM Family and Friends Night will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Detroit Public Library – Chaney Branch (16101 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227, 313.481.1523) at 6 p.m. Guests of all ages will learn more about the annual November celebration by playing fun games and winning prizes.

PROGRAM:  Special Guest David Watkins will share Inspirational Insights about writing and illustrating children’s books. Interactive Classic Book Experience Presenter Special Guest Educator/Writer Erica M. Dean will lead everyone in an enlightening literary adventure. Event also launches first NIRMM Recommended Reading List Kids Edition. In addition, it features return of Poet and Educator Brittany Rogers plus debut of NIRMM Teen Poetry Society.

RSVP:             Pre-registration is required for NIRMM Family and Friends Night by calling 313.401.1108 by Friday, November 6, 2015. RSVPs can also be made under NIRMM Family and Friends Night at Everyone who pre registers and attends event will be entered into grand prize drawing.

QUESTIONS: For additional information, call 313.401.1108 or email with “Poetry Society Inquiry” in subject line.


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