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Join Notable Works and Crosswinds Poetry on Saturday, April 6 at 1 pm in the Salem Family Auditorium at the Barrington Public Library for A Celebration of Nature Through Music and Poetry.


This special event kicks off National Poetry Month and highlights the efforts of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the East Providence Conservation Commission, three organizations that are working together to preserve and maintain Hundred Acre Cove and the surrounding area. The event is free and open to all.

This event will feature six poets who submitted works and were selected blindly by a panel of judges to have their works showcased at this event. There will also be a special presentation by Cynthia Elder, Executive Director of Barrington Land Conservation Trust as well as a video presentation created as part of this project. Notable Works’ composer and Artist in Residence, Noreen Inglesi, and Notable Works’ Resident Poet, David Dragone will each create works, which will be premiered at this event. There will also be a special performance by the Notable Works Ensemble.

Through this project, Notable Works hopes to help nurture the connection between humans and nature and we will strive to highlight the efforts of the local agencies, which see the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between caring for both urban communities and natural habitats.

Call for Poetry

Notable Works and Crosswinds Poetry are seeking original poems which celebrate the beauty of nature or speak to any personal or collective experience regarding the natural environment. The submission period is January 1 – February 29, 2024. For complete guidelines, visit Notable Works. Cash prizes will be awarded: First Place ($150), Second Place ($75), Third Place Award ($50), and three Honorable Mentions. This six winners will read at the event on April 6, and the Barrington Public Library’s Dial-A- Poem will feature  the top three winners on April 1 in recognition of National Poetry Month and Earth Month.

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