Each year, the team at the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest holds two special events to open and close the contest season.
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, our KICK-OFF event was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Winona, Minnesota, at 7:00 pm, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse (162 W. 2nd Street). The event featured presentations by Winona’s Past and Present Poets Laureate, a “Speed Sonnet” contest, snacks, door prizes, and sharing of poetry by attendees. Flutistry performed during the gathering time from 6:30-7:00pm. Each year we have a ball and the public is welcomed to attend this free event.
Then, to cap the 2017 Sonnet Contest, we’ll hold our AWARDS CEREMONY on Saturday, July 29, 2017, to coincide with the end of the GRSF season. We’ll meet in the Miller Auditorium of Stark Hall on the Winona State University Campus at 11:00 am to hear winning sonnets read (some by members of the GRSF acting company), meet some of the winning poets, and enjoy music and snacks. Again, this is a free event.
Photos of the 2016 Awards Ceremony courtesy of Mary Farrell