Richmond Writes! Poets present their work at city council
on October 29, 2011
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin honored the Richmond Writes! Poetry Contest winners. Among them are 18 students from four elementary schools – Mira Vista, Sheldon, Washington and Verde. Emily La and Ella Winchester won first place in the elementary school group, with their pieces reviewed as “original imagery” and “rich and witty” by judges of the contest.
Salesian High and Richmond High are home to seven high school group winners. Alicia Rosales, the first place winner from Salesian, read her poem, “A Child’s Place,” during the presentation. The other four winners are from the Literacy for Every Adult Program. Antonia Yancy was the first place poet of LEAP.
Richmond Confidential reporters Robert Rogers and Meghan Walsh were among the judges of the Richmond Write! Contest.
Richmond Confidential welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Richmond Confidential assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.
Richmond Confidential is an online news service produced by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for, and about, the people of Richmond, California. Our goal is to produce professional and engaging journalism that is useful for the citizens of the city.
Please send news tips to email@example.com.