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Honourable Mentions!

  1. Honourable Mention

I am very pleased to announce that I’ve received an Honourable Mention for my poem ‘Garden’ in this year’s Polar Expressions National Poetry Writing Contest! Yahoo! Thank you judges! And congratulations to all those who submitted and will be published, including the first place winner, local writer Jessie Lee Jennings for her poem ‘An Equalizing Variable in COVID-19’. Windsor represents well! If you’d like to buy a copy of the collection, just click on the link above!

2. Poetry class – spots open!

Gertrude’s Writing Room’s ‘The Poetry of Flowers’ class has two spots left. This is a virtual three-week class that runs from 12pm – 2pm on Thursday, December, 3, 10, and 17. We will be learning about flowers and writing poetry together. Each week we’ll tackle a different form of poetry and enjoy the magic of writing together and sharing feedback. You can use these poems as gifts for friends and family for the holidays!

3. Worth mentioning…

Gertrude’s Writing Room’s love-themed submission call deadline has been EXTENDED! Yes, lovers, you get an extra two weeks to submit your love writings! NEW DEADLINE DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020!

4. Poetry on Demand – for holiday greeting cards!

How about a poem on demand for your holiday greeting cards this season? Be they virtual or otherwise, adding a unique poem to your yuletide greetings will offer an added love bonus to friends and family! Simply send me words you’d like me to use or a few notes on the sentiment you’d like me to create! Email shieldsvanessa@gmail.com with POD Greetings in the subject line. In your email, give me 4-6 words or the vibe you’d like me to write from. You’ll get a fresh new poem within 24-hours! Cost: $20.00 – with $10.00 going to the local charity of your choice.

3 thoughts on “Honourable Mentions!

  1. Congrats on the recognition for your poem Vanessa! Where can I read it?

    On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 10:33 AM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Honourable Mention I am very pleased to announce > that I’ve received an Honourable Mention for my poem ‘Garden’ in this > year’s Polar Expressions National Poetry Writing Contest! Yahoo! Thank you > judges! And congratulations to all those who submitted an” >

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  2. V, Did I send you congrats?  Way to go! I may have forgotten as our daughters & spouses were here this weekend.  We had a great time and I feel pretty confident we were/are all safe. Ate too much, drank too much, laughed, played games and made a gingerbread village.(see attached.) Be well & safe. M

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