BYOB – Bring Your Own Beret Poetry Showcase

The showcase will sound off the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which is the largest literary celebration in the world honoring poetry's vital place in our culture. All poets are welcome to compete with their best original poem for cash and prizes.

The event will feature area poets competing for the coveted $100 first prize and the thrill of poetic triumph. All poets and all listeners are welcome. The second place poet will receive a gift certificate to Farley's Bookshop in New Hope, Pa., and the third place poet will be lucky enough to get a gently used harmonica. Doors at the New Hope Arts Center will open at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 2, at 2 Stockton Ave. in New Hope, Pa.

Admission is $5 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the New Hope Arts Center.

New Hope Arts is dedicated to furthering the heritage of New Hope as a center for art and artists. New Hope Arts supports artists by fostering opportunities and providing space to create, collaborate, and present their work. New Hope Arts offers residents and visitors of the region access to a broad array of contemporary visual, performing, and literary arts.

The New Hope Beat Poets Society is a group of local poets whose mission is to write, laugh, and be merry. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the New Hope Art Center to share their original work. All poets are welcome to join.