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2015 Poetry Pentathlon North Shore Edition
Jacqueline Nicole Harris
Judges Debra Bruce, James Reiss and Don Shearn; Scorekeeper Miranda Dotson
Emcee & Program Coordinator Jennifer Dotson
The 2015 Poetry Pentathlon North Shore Edition was an exciting evening held at The Art Center of Highland Park's main gallery on Friday, June 12. Eight talented poets competed in 5 events: the pantoum, the epistle or letter, poetry potluck, the fairy tale poem and the on-the-spot prompt of "Good Advice Gone Bad." Judges were Debra Bruce, James Reiss and our 2014 Poetry Pentathlon Champion, Don Shearn. Scorekeeping provided by Miranda Dotson and Deborah Rohde. Event photography by David Dotson. Luke Salazar placed third, Jaqueline Nicole Harris placed second and the new Poetry Pentathlon Champion is Bryce Johnson. Congratulations, Bryce! Thanks to all participants, the judges and the supportive audience!
Visit our Schedule of Events to view a variety of poetry opportunities and enjoy the poem featured each month from the 2015 Poetry That Moves Contest. Each month's poem appears on North Shore Suburban PACE buses operating between Evanston, Highland Park & Waukegan. Thanks to the City of Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission for their support of this year's program.