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January 2017

2017 Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

January 11 - April 29 /


January 10th, 2017 The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts and the Monterey County Public Library are pleased to announce the 2017 Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. Certificates of Merit, cash awards and books of poetry will be awarded at a reading and ceremony honoring the student poets beginning at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 29th, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

As part of Thinking Out Loud, the Cherry Center’s annual exhibit devoted to high school arts, the poetry awards encourages the art and practice of poetry by offering workshops to high school students throughout Monterey County.

The program provides students with an opportunity to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn to write poetry. Now in its 24th year, the poetry awards have inspired hundreds of high school students to discover classic and contemporary poetry.

Additionally, an anthology celebrating the work of contributing students will be published by the Cherry Center. The poetry awards are held in conjunction with the Cherry Center’s annual high school art exhibit, Thinking Out Loud.

The poetry awards have been established to recognize and promote excellence in high school poets and to develop an interest in creative expression through language. The awards are open to the public.


  1. Submission must be original poetry in English, Spanish or a combination of both.
  2. The author must be presently enrolled in a Monterey County High School.
  3. No more than three poems allowed per author, and no poem may be more than 40 lines in length.
  4. There are no restrictions as to content, style, form or metrical device.
  5. All entries must be typed. Student’s name, address and phone number must be printed on each poem. Poets should also retain a copy of their poem.

Entries must be postmarked by March 27th and mailed to the Cherry Center for the Arts, PO Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921.

This program is made possible, in part, through grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County, through funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Harden Foundation, the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary, Volunteer Services for Monterey County and the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Store.

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is located at the corners of 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. Information: (831) 624-7491.

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March 2017

The Mirror Left Behind

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - March 11 @ 7:30 pm / / $20

“The Mirror Left Behind” is a sensitive and dramatic solo performance by Len Perry. All proceeds will benefit the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel, California.  The presentation chronicles Perry’s life from age twelve to the present; taking the audience on his odyssey into making music, making love, and making life a dream come true.

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What have you to say as my face begins to Fall? Let your innermost light shine, Love, and dust off The Mirror Left Behind”

Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance as seating is limited. Two performances only: March 11th and 12th, 7:30 p.m., Cherry Center, Carmel.

Ticket price is $20.00.  For reservations please call (831) 277-7072.

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