City of Beaverton

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Beaverton City Library

BEAVERTON, Ore. – This April, Beaverton City Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with events for teens and adults.

Anyone’s Domain Poetry Workshop

Thursday, April 6, 6-8:30 p.m.

Paulann Petersen will lead a workshop devoted to generating new poems. Using innovative springboards that include notable poems, you'll make an exhilarating plunge into language. All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. The only requirement is your willingness to spend a couple of hours writing as part of a supportive community of other writers.

Limited to 30 participants. Registration required; register online at

List Poems Contest and Teen Poetry Coffeehouse

Contest: Entries due Saturday, April 15

Coffeehouse: Thursday, April 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

Beaverton City Library and the Beaverton Library Foundation are holding a challenge for teens in grades 6 to 12 to write a list poem—a poem with repetition, made up of a list of things, which may include rhyming.

Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in middle school and high school. Contest guidelines and an entry form will be posted on the teen page of the library website,, on Saturday, March 25.

Entries are due Saturday, April 15, and can be submitted in the Teen Room at the main library, 12375 SW Fifth St, or at the Murray Scholls branch, 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place.

Winners will be announced at the Teen Poetry Coffeehouse on April 27. Parents, teachers and family members are welcome to stay for the announcement 6-6:15 p.m. Only teens in grades 6-12 may be present for coffeehouse snacks and poetry 6:15-7:30 p.m. Winning entries will be posted on the teen page of the library website on Friday, April 28.

For more information, visit or call 503-350-4001.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of 15 member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”


Caption: Paulann Petersen (pictured) will lead a poetry workshop on April 6 as part of Beaverton City Library’s celebration of National Poetry Month. Other events include a poetry coffeehouse and list poems contest for teens. (Photo/Paulann Petersen)

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