[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements-- Forward launches Triangle Fire poetry contest

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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January 16, 2011

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:09:49 -0500 (EST)
From: sucomn at aol.com
Subject: Forward newspaper launched Triangle Fire poetry contest

The Forward newspaper has launched a poetry competition to commemorate the 
100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed 146 
workers -- mainly immigrant women -- and to address related issues 
(worker's rights, immigrant life, lot of women, etc.). I'll be helping to 
read and judge the poems.

The prize money is significant: $500 for the winning original poem in 
Yiddish, and $500 for the winning original poem in English. Deadline is 
Feb. 14. Here's the link:


Thank you, and best regards,

Susan Comninos

Susan Comninos Freelance Journalist
30B4 Hillcrest Village West Niskayuna, NY 12309 Cel: 516/850-6458 E-mail: 
sucomn at aol.com

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