The Museums on the Green, owned and operated by the Falmouth Historical Society, is currently accepting entries for its annual Katharine Lee Bates Poetry Fest. The Poetry Fest was established over two decades ago to celebrate literacy, originality and creativity and to remember the Falmouth-born poet who wrote, among many other works, “America the Beautiful.”

Submissions from poets of all ages are welcome. Poems must be original, unpublished works of 25 lines or less. Each entrant can submit up to three different poems. Each entry should be submitted on a separate page, unsigned and ready for photocopying.

The submission deadline is before 3 PM on Friday, May 22. Winners will be notified in June and invited to read their works at the Poetry Fest on Friday, July 10, at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth.

Entry forms are available through the Museum’s website: or call 508-548-4857. Please mail all entries to the Falmouth Historical Society, Post Office Box 174, Falmouth, MA 02541

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