Iris seeks a “latte” poets for fall inspired writing contest

It’s October, and that means contest time begins for the Iris Art and Literature Club.

It’s October, and that means contest time begins for the Iris Art and Literature Club. The group, which hosts community engagement activities, sees the contests as a way for students to partake in creative writing and art, without necessarily committing to the club; plus, entries come with the chance to win a $10 Caribou gift card.

The theme of this month’s competition is Fall writing: “Pumpkins, Poems, and Prizes.”

Submitting to Iris is low-stakes and super easy to do. Plus, you can win a gift card if you send in a poem to our event.”

— Eliza Farley

Co-President Poppy Ploen said “It [the submission] can be anything pertaining to Fall. Poetry, short stories, things like that.”
She also explained that any 9-12 students can participate in the event, regardless of experience.

The club designs the art and literature magazine each spring; Iris: Art + Lit is a way for students to get involved with a school-sponsored magazine.

Ploen said, “We’re a magazine that people can participate in… it’s a way to get involved with student publications.”
Co-President Eliza Farley said, “Submitting to Iris is low-stakes and super easy to do. Plus, you can win a gift card if you send in a poem to our event.”

Faculty co-adviser Andrew Inchiosa said the Iris club is “a chance to do some creative writing outside of classes. That might be a huge part of what you’re doing this fall, but it might not. It’s a chance to do some creative writing with your own inspiration and motivation.”

The event runs through Oct. 31 and work can be submitted through @irisartlit.spa on Instagram or e-mailed to [email protected] One winner will be announced on Nov. 11.