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River of Words: Environmental Poetry and Art


Georgia’s Finalists On Display
Bull StreetLibrary, 652-3600
April 1 - 15

The River of Words Project is a national contest designed to help young people explore the natural & cultural history of the place
they live. After studying a watershed in their own environment, students express through poetry and art what they discover.

About 100 poems and artworks are selected as national finalists each year and about 50 are selected as finalists in Georgia. In Georgia poetry submissions are judged by the Georgia Center for the Book. Art entries are judged by artists and art enthusiasts from the GA Environmental Protection Division.

The “ROW Journal,” a full-color printed booklet, is produced to showcase Georgia honorees. The winning works are also reproduced to become part of a traveling exhibit, hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book, which moves to libraries throughout the state. Download the flyer.