R.J. Julia 8th Annual Poetry Slam!

April is National Poetry Month, join us for our Annual Poetry Contest and Slam!

R.J. Julia Booksellers is celebrating poetry by hosting our 8th Annual Poetry Contest and Slam!

All entrants will be considered in one of three groups:

• Grades 1 and 2

• Grades 3 and 4

• Grades 5 and 6

One winner and two runners-up will be selected from each group. The winner will receive a $20.00 R.J. Julia Gift Card and the runners-up will each receive a $5.00 R.J. Julia Gift Card.  Winners and runners-up will also be given the opportunity to read their poems at our Poetry Slam on Friday, May 5th. In addition, all entrants are invited to attend the event.

Please register to attend this FREE event here.

Submission Procedures:

  • Entrants must send in three hard copies of the poem, and each copy must include name, address, phone number, grade level and age.
  • Poems can be mailed or dropped off at the store (R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443). Only hard copies will be accepted; no e-mails.
  • You may submit as a class or encourage students to enter individually. Classroom submissions: please include individual student's information for each poem.
  • There are no restrictions on topic or length and poems do not have to rhyme.
  • Submissions will not be returned.
  • Please do not staple submissions together.
  • The last date for submissions is Sunday, April 30th (no exceptions).
  • Winners and honorees will be notified by Tuesday, May 2nd.
  • Submissions not meeting all of these guidelines will not be considered; no exceptions.


Please register to attend this FREE event here.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443