Locally, the community is doing the same. Residents of all ages are urged to participate in the local project by submitting a favorite poem, along with a brief statement of why the poem has personal meaning. Poems can be old or modern, famous or obscure, English or another language with translation, but they should not be written by the participants.
Each submitter is also asked to include his or her name, email address and phone number, along with a piece of identifying information, such as profession or age.
Students will review and select poems to be read at the Firehouse Center for the Arts at the end of the Newburyport Literary Festival on Sunday, April 27. Poems must be received by April 7.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Deborah Szabo, Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950.
Marathoners raising money with concert
A concert at the Grog this weekend will benefit Brigham and Women’s Hospital on behalf of two local Boston Marathon runners.
Brittany Hill, a Byfield native, and Kristen Foote of Ipswich are both employees in the Boston hospital’s Center for Clinical Investigation and are running for Team Brigham on April 21. They are each committed to raising at least $6,500 for the hospital’s Life Giving Breakthroughs campaign.
“The Three Hour Tour” on Saturday night features Animals and Shapes, Maganahan’s Revival, and Casey Herlihy. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music runs from 8 to midnight. The 21-plus show is presented by Fusion Blue Productions of Salisbury and will also include raffles and refreshments.
Admission is a suggested donation of $8. The Grog is located at 13 Middle St., Newburyport.
For more information about Brigham and Women’s campaign, visit http://give.brighamandwomens.org.
Former Port resident to debut book
A launch party for a former Newburyport resident’s second novel will be held tomorrow night at Jabberwocky Bookshop.