Coordinated locally by the Georgia Center for the Book and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, River of Words is a national poetry and art competition. Each year, students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to create visual art or poetry that shows an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment and their local watershed.
|Part of Your World by Carina Lefkovits|
Shiloh Point Elementary School
River of Words State Winner, Category II
This is the third year Shiloh Point has hosted the exhibit. Several students there have won state-level awards each year. Over the last four years there have been two national-level winners at the school who received trips to Washington, DC and California for the national award ceremonies.
The Hampton Park Library is the last stop on the schedule for the River of Words exhibit. It will return to the Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library in May to be refitted with winning poems and art from the 2016 competition. Those winners are expected to be announced in May.
The River of Words exhibit is suitable for all ages and may be visited during the library’s regular hours, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.