The West Des Moines Library is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 West Des Moines WRITES Poetry Contest!

K-3:

  • Alice Roos
  • David Dehner
  • Josh Salami

4-6:

  • Ridge Rutherford
  • Elizabeth Kummet
  • Lila Mae Reum

7-8:

  • Trinity Richer
  • Shreya Joshi
  • Uriel Rodriguez

9:

  • Christina Arbs
  • Reagan Mann
  • Kaua’i Cua

10-12:

  • Jake Henke
  • Erin Baedke
  • Morgan Dirx

Adult:

  • Holly Messenger
  • Lindsey Smith
  • Manar Yaseen

Winners will be invited to share their work at a public POETRY READING EVENT at the library on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-7:30PM. All are welcome to attend this event to hear the winning entries and celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with us!

Winners will receive copies of books by Ms. Laurie Halse Anderson, the featured author for this year’s WDMCS Community Reads program. Ms. Anderson will be visiting West Des Moines on Wednesday, April 24. For more information, click here.

A special thank you to everyone who submitted work for this year’s contest.

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FLYER HERE.