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National Poetry Month

Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 Poetry Contest winners!

They each received a #UCFLibrary waterbottle and their work as been added to the KnightVerse, the student writing contest section of UCF Libraries’ digital repository, STARS.

Haiku winner:
Fountain Finals” by Tim Walker

Sonnet winner:
Together Apart” by Abel Birchfield

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

What terrors lurk in the shadows of a library? What scary thoughts creep through your mind when the stacks are quiet? What spooky creatures skulk in the edges of your vision?

Submit your scary story for the second annual Knight Terror Library writing contest by 11:59 pm on October 22, 2018 to see if you cause the best fright.

  • Contest for UCF students only
  • One entry per student
  • 500 words or less
  • The story should be themed in or around libraries in general
  • Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest

Submit your scary short story here: ucflib.fyi/knightterror

Winners be announced on October 31, and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse. First place wins a special UCF Libraries prize pack. Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

Summer Knights Reading Challenge

Summer Knights Reading Challenge

The Summer Knights Reading Challenge starts June 1 and ends August 1, 2018

  • Open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff.
  • It’s easy! Just track the number of pages for each unique book read using our form linked below (available beginning Friday, June 1).
  • For e-books and audiobooks, simply verify the number of pages in the actual book using Amazon or another source.
  • Reach the goal of reading 500 pages and win a prize pack!
  • All participants will be entered into weekly drawings for gift cards to BurgerFi, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Metro Diner, and Smoothie King.
  • The top three people who read the most pages overall will win grand prizes.

Enter your books on this form.

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate.

Poetry Contests!

Sonnets – Submissions due by April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.

Celebrating Libraries – Submissions due by April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Poem of any style or length about library (general or specific)

Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm
“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Submit your poems here.

Contests are open to UCF students only.

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 2 – 6. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Featured Poems

The UCF Libraries Tumblr account will feature daily poems which are favorites of library staff. Tag us in your favorites on Tumblr!

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