posted on: 2/11/2020

The Dover City Council recently approved the position of Dover Literary Laureate as a new ex-officio member of the Dover Arts Commission. Established this year, the Dover Literary Laureate Program is dedicated to building community through the written word by appointing and supporting an outstanding local poet or author as Literary Laureate for the City. The Literary Laureate is an ambassador for all writers in Dover and works to heighten the visibility and value of the craft in our community.

The Literary Laureate is appointed by the Arts Commission and approved by the City Council with the advice and counsel of a jury comprised of professionals from the New Hampshire literary community and from nominations made by the public. Nominees must demonstrate a dedication to the art of writing.

The Dover Literary Laureate is tasked with broadening community involvement in all forms of literary expression by developing and executing projects funded by the Dover Arts Commission with activities intended to enrich the quality of life for Dover citizens.  

Dover Arts Commission announces City Literary Laureate position

posted on: 2/11/2020

The Dover City Council recently approved the position of Dover Literary Laureate as a new ex-officio member of the Dover Arts Commission. Established this year, the Dover Literary Laureate Program is dedicated to building community through the written word by appointing and supporting an outstanding local poet or author as Literary Laureate for the City. The Literary Laureate is an ambassador for all writers in Dover and works to heighten the visibility and value of the craft in our community.

The Literary Laureate is appointed by the Arts Commission and approved by the City Council with the advice and counsel of a jury comprised of professionals from the New Hampshire literary community and from nominations made by the public. Nominees must demonstrate a dedication to the art of writing.

The Dover Literary Laureate is tasked with broadening community involvement in all forms of literary expression by developing and executing projects funded by the Dover Arts Commission with activities intended to enrich the quality of life for Dover citizens.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, performances, workshops, exhibits, poetry readings, adult and youth after-school writing programs and other creative endeavors that engage the literary arts for the benefit of the community.

The application period is open now through 5 p.m. on April 15, 2020. The appointment period will be concurrent with the City of Dover’s fiscal year and will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022.

The Dover City Literary Laureate must be a resident or work in the City of Dover.

The application form with complete details is available by clicking here.

Candidates are urged to email the completed application and any required supplemental materials to: Jane Hamor, Chairperson, Dover Arts Commission, j.hamor@dover.nh.gov.