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The TPAC/SBC Shakespeare Awards

is a friendly competition to encourage and inspire new and experienced poets who live in Los Angeles County, California.


A national poet and playwright are also annually recognized.


 

 

 

 

 

 

"Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long

To speak of that which gives thee all thy might?"

 

W. Shakespeare, Sonnet 100

Adult Division

Poetry Winners

 

First: Diana Mitchell  for

YPRES 1917

    

Second: Robert Perkins   for

THE ADAPTIVE GEOMETRY OF TREES

     

Third : Virginia Ellis for

THE DANCE OF THE LEAVES

 

Honorable Mentions:


Alan L Cook for

BERLIN WALL


 Ildy Lee for

DRESS REHERSAL


Gwen Binegar for

HEARING LOSS - PERCEPTIONS


Lynn Schubert for

SATURDAY IN THE PARK WITH

NO ONE


Rebekah Steffens for

DISHSOAP SONNET


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The Shakespeare Awards 2011-2012

Photo by Joey Ikemoto

TUSD

Poetry Winners

 

First:  Danielle B. Haig for

THE GIVER

  

Second: Allison Vo for

GANDHI

  

Third: Sarah Bailey for

POETS DO NOT SLEEP

 


Honorable Mention

                  


Kyle Stratton for

UNTITLED

Congratulations

to all 2011-2012 winners!

The President's Award

 

Lloyd Adams


 Steve Norris, TPAC Producer

   Linda Dryer, SBC Producer

   Mary Anne Golden, Award Director


TUSD Centennial

Poetry Winners

 

 Wasay A Shahid


 Giselle Burton


Shakespeare Awards 2012 Poet, USC Poetry and Public Culture Chairman Dana Gioia read at Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Concert on Sunday, October 21, 2012




2011-2012 PLAYWRIGHT

 David Henry Hwang


2011-2012 POET  

DANA GIOIA

 


Torrance Turns 100 with the Arts!


As Torrance celebrated its 100th year as a city this year, The Shakespeare Awards created a

 special category for poems. The two winning TUSD students, Wasay A. Shahid and Giselle Burton, read their poems at The Celebration of 100 years of the Arts in Torrance on Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Torino Plaza.


Congratulations,  Wasay and Giselle!

Happy 100th Birthday, Torrance!




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Award-winning Poet, Dana Gioia, (left) with his Shakespeare Medal, and Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef (right), conductor of the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, at the Just a Little Shakespeare Concert


2012 Award Winning Poets: President's Award Winner Lloyd Adams, (left),  and TUSD 3rd Place Winner Sarah Bailey (right) smile for the camera

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2012 Adult Division Poet Winners, ILdy Lee (left) Honorable Mention, Alan Cook, Honorable Mention, and Diana Mitchell (right) Grand Prize