Date & Time: April 29 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Adelphi University

Adelphi’s annual Poetry Day invites high school students to attend workshops taught by faculty and includes a poetry contest with an awards ceremony, and more!

Discover and Explore your Passion – Annual High School Special Event Series

*Please note, the event format (virtual or in-person) will be determined at a later date.

On Friday, April 29, 2022, we invite you to embark on a journey of metaphors and similes, creation and exploration, rants and raves, snaps and claps and infinite fun! You will enjoy workshops taught by our acclaimed faculty, an awards ceremony to unveil the poetry winners and more. As in years past, students can participate in an open-mic poetry slam that is sure to be electric.

The maximum number of students allowed to participate in Poetry Day is 15 students per school. The event is free and open to all high school grade levels. The format of this event will be determined at a later date.

Adelphi University’s Office of University Admissions visitor policy requires all visitors to wear a mask while on campus during indoor and outdoor activities on campus grounds at all times.

Both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals are required to continue wearing masks indoors at all times and outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. Please see more detailed mask information on our vaccine FAQs webpage.

Please share this information with your students, their parents and/or legal guardian and the teachers and/or chaperones that will be accompanying your students during their visit to campus.

For more information on our university policies please visit our website.


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Poetry Day Student Contract

All students must have a signed Poetry Day Student Contract by a parent or legal guardian prior to participating in the event. This form will be provided upon registration.

Poetry Contest

To submit poetry to the poetry contest, please be sure to follow the instructions listed below. Any materials received that are not in accordance with these guidelines may be disqualified.

  • Students may submit up to five pages (single-sided) of poetry (one poem per page for a maximum of five poems).
  • The following information must appear on the front page of the student’s manuscript:
    • Student’s name
    • Student’s grade
    • High school
    • Teacher
    • Title of manuscript
  • The following information must appear on each page of poetry:
    • Student’s name
    • High school
    • Student’s grade
  • Students must participate in Poetry Day to receive an award. All students must attend Poetry Day with a faculty advisor.
  • All Poetry Contest submissions must be emailed as a PDF document to by Friday, March 25, 2022 with the subject “Poetry Contest”. We cannot open Google or Microsoft Word documents.

This event is part of the Annual High School Special Event Series. Learn more about Adelphi’s English and Creative Writing Department.

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