Applications for the honorary Office of Winona Poet Laureate are now being accepted by the City of Winona Fine Arts Commission. The deadline for submissions is November 1. The honoree will be announced mid-November.
Fine Arts Commission wants “to recognize individuals in the area who are dedicated to the art of poetry.” Members also wanted “to make a statement that the arts are alive and well throughout Minnesota and that fine writers and artists can be found in the state’s smaller towns and rural areas.”
The Poet Laureate will promote writing, reading, performing, displaying and teaching of poetry and will organize annual readings and workshops. She or he will receive a $1,200 honorarium for two years service.
Application information is available at www.cityofwinona.com . Questions may be addressed to Fine Arts Commission Staff, Chad Ubl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 457- 8258.