Main Street Voices Awards Ceremony

2015 Main Street Voices Poetry Contest Winners
1-3 Grade            1st place  –  Ellie Burke
                             2nd place –  Matilda Bray
4-6 Grade            1st place  –  Mia Pogach
                             2nd place Taylor Lee
7-9 Grade            1st place  –  William Lyons
                             2nd place –  India Franklin
10-12 Grade        1st place  –  Molly Gorelick 
                             2nd place –  Michaela Althouse
Adult                   1st place –    Mary Jo Lobello Jerome         
                             2nd place –  Kathryn Ionata, Doylestown
                             3rd place    Lorraine Henrie Lins, Langhorne
Adult Runners Up:                 Marylou Kelly Streznewski, Furlong
                                                 Michael Gino LoStracco, Newtown 
                                                 Tom Mallouk, Doylestown


We invite you to join us at the awards ceremony for The Main Street Voices Poetry Contest to be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the historic James Lorah House. Attendees will enjoy poetry read by all of our winners, as well as refreshments and an opportunity to meet these talented poets.

Main Street Voices Poetry Contest was open to all residents of Bucks County, with monetary awards given to entries in the adult and student categories. The contest will be judged by three talented, award-winning poets, including two former Bucks County Poet Laureates and professors at Bucks County Community College.

Poetry is thought to be one of humankind’s oldest art forms. Poetry develops empathy and creativity; it also allows us to see beauty and meaning in the world. For students, poetry helps to develop verbal skills, memory and critical thinking, as well as empathy and insight.

We hope you will join us in supporting this new and exciting literary event by passing this contest information along to the poets in your life.


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