Poetry Leaves 


The purpose of the Poetry Leaves project is to make poetry a part of the everyday lives of Waterford residents and visitors to the Township. Each May, a street exhibition of poems submitted by area poets, both the novice and the accomplished writer, hangs in the trees on the Waterford Township Civic Center campus. To submit your poem to the 2017 exhibit, visit the Poetry Leaves website, submit in-person with this permission form, or use the submit option below. Submissions will be accepted starting October 31st.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Must be an original poem by the author submitting
  • Entries can be typed (in a readable font) or handwritten (in pen or marker only, please)
  • Minimum font size: 14pt
  • Maximum length: One 8.5"x11" page
  • Deadline for entries: April 15, 2017
In addition there are programs, workshops and poetry readings offered at the Library to enrich your experience of poetry and help you write your entry for the 2017 exhibition. Plan to join us for any or all of the following events. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held in the Library's Community Room.

  • Poetry Writers Workshops, led by Glen Armstrong. Come with a pen/pencil & paper and leave with a poem. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00p-8:00p in the Library Conference Room
  • Creative Process of Poetry with Zilka Joseph, Cal Freeman, and Alise Alousi. Thursday, February 9, 7:00p-8:30p
  • Open Mic Poetry Readings & Small Press Book Fair, Saturday, March 18, 1:00p-4:00p
  • Kids' Poetry Camp, a workshop for elementary students grades K-8. Saturday, March 25, 10:00a-11:30a
  • Poetry Readings & Discussion of the Work by John Hazard, Glen Armstrong, and David James. Thursday, April 13, 5:30p-7:30p
  • Poetry Leaves Exhibition Ribbon Cutting, Reception & Community Readers. Tuesday, May 2, 5:30p-7:30p