Monday, December 18, 2017

Municipal libraries invite Yekaterinburg students to participate in English poetry contest

The Municipal Association of Libraries recently invited Yekaterinburg-area students ages nine to 13 to participate in a British-themed poetry contest.

Students participating in the poetry competition will be asked to write British-style limerick in English. Next, the students will translate their original limerick into Russian, and present their poems to a panel of judges, Ekburg.ru reports.

The theme of this year's poetry competition is "City of Nonsense." Young poets are asked to visualize a picturesque English town crafted entirely of plasticine, clay, paper, wood and metal and describe life in such settings through poetry.

Finalists will be asked to read their poetry during the final judging on March 20 at the "Small Gertenska" children's library on Chapaev street, according to Ekburg.ru.