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 TPAC President Peggy Dowell and SBC President Kay Blanchard recognized Dr. Tim Stowe, TUSD, Secondary Schools Supervisor, with the Shakespeare Award bronze medallion in a private ceremony.

 The TPAC Shakespeare Awards Poetry Contest

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:  John Schlosser for

GRIEF

    

Second:  Wanda VanHoy Smith for

APRIL IS THE KINDEST MONTH

     

Third :  Rebekah Steffens for

A TRIBUTE

 

Honorable Mentions:

Joseph Lonero for

THE GREAT SAILBOAT


Charles "Rick" Ryan for

PLAYGROUND


Silvia Morgan for

BUBBLE  BATH






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The Shakespeare Awards 2012-2013

Photo by Joey Ikemoto

L to R, Dr. George Mannon, Dr. Tim Stowe, Mayor Frank Scotto.

Dr. Stowe wears the Shakespeare Bronze; Mayor Frank Scotto is the Honorary Chairman of the South Bay Conservatory, which sponsors The Shakespeare Award.

2012-2013 TUSD

Poetry Winners

 

First:  Daniel Wang for

REMEMBRANCE

  

Second: Skylynn Thangwaritorn for

MAJESTIC GREEN

 

Honorable Mentions:


Grace Lee for

DREAM


Christine Choi for

I AM HERE


Andrea Do for

TORN BY COLOR



                  


Congratulations

to all 2012-2013 winners!

The President's Award

 

Alan L.  Cook  for


LIBRARIAN

Shakespeare Award Poetry Team Members:


Steve Norris, TPAC Producer

   Linda Dryer, SBC Producer

   Mary Anne Golden, Award Director

Shakespeare Awards 2013 National Poet Recognition

was awarded to Los Angeles' own unofficial poet laureate, Wanda Coleman!


Wanda's sister read three of her enchanting poems. She was draped in Wanda's honor with the Shakespeare Medallion at Mercury Theater and Stage Company sponsored

Ted Lange's "Lady Patriot" play reading in February, 2013 at the George Nakano Theater.



Congratulations, Wanda!





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2012-2013 PLAYWRIGHT  

 Tom Stoppard


2012-2013 POET  

 

Wanda Coleman


The Shakespeare Awards Poetry Contest Turns Five!


This year, 2012-2013, The Shakespeare Awards Poetry Contest turned five! What a great toddler we have!


The readings were the best ever! Held in a state of the art venue with new and seasoned poets, the readings were engaging, humorous and mesmerizing!







2013 Los Angeles and TUSD Student Poet Winners

Left to right: Grace Lee, Kyle Ybanez (Mary Star of the Sea High School), Skylynn Thangwaritorn, Daniel Wang, Christine Choi, and Andrea Do (front right).



HAPPY SMILES!

2013 Shakespeare Awards Poetry Contest President's Award Winner Alan Cook (middle), Bonny Cook (left) and fellow poet, a SA Honorable Mention winner last year, Gwen Binegar (right). Alan is holding his proclamation congratulating on his award from CA State Senator Ted Lieu.

Shakespeare Awards 2013 President's Award was given to Alan L. Cook, a poet whose work is published worldwide.


One of Alan's poems, "Berlin Wall" a previous winner in the Shakespeare Poetry Contest, is in the Berlin Wall Museum (mauermuseum) in Germany. A long time member of South West Manuscripters and other writing groups, Alan has won 4 years in a row in the Shakespeare Awards Poetry Contest. Shakespeare judges rotate,  and are not always local. They do not have the poet's name (as blind contest). So, these four wins is quite an accomplishment!


Congratulations, Alan!






LA County Schools

Division

Poetry Winner


Kyle Ybanez for

GIVE JOY TO WHAT YOU HAVE


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2013 Adult Division Winners

Left to Right: HM Winner Joseph Lonero, President's Award Winner Alan Cook, 1st Prize Winner John Schlosser, 2nd Prize Winner Wanda VanHoy Smith (front), 3rd Prize Winner Rebekah Steffens, HM Winner Charles "Rick" Ryan and HM Winner Silvia Morgan.

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