Tuesday, May 4, 2010

San Antonio’s Young Poets Take Flight!

For more than 80 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. At 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the Hermann Sons Grand Lodge at 515 S. St. Mary’s Street, the Library will present the Awards Ceremony for the 65 young poets selected in the 2010 Young Pegasus competition. Begun by the Library in 1927, the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition is the longest-running such program in the country. It has been a springboard for success in fields ranging from literature to the law. Previous Young Pegasus poets have included such outstanding San Antonians as Jay Brandon, Henry Cisneros, Naomi Shihab Nye and County Court-at-Law Judge Michael Mery.

Open to children 18 and under, the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition was begun to celebrate Book Week (now called National Children’s Book Week). This year 2,242 poems were submitted for consideration and 82 were selected for publication. The youngest poet recognized is 4 years old; the oldest is 18.

Join us as we celebrate the imagination and talent of our city's next generation of writers!

2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16
Hermann Sons Grand Lodge
515 S. St. Mary's Street


  1. Will there be a list of the winners posted?

  2. For the children's safety, the list will not be published.