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Dublin Seeks Poet Laureate, Historian

Poet and Historian to Serve Two-Year Terms

Dublin is seeking to appoint a new poet laureate and a city historian.

According to the website of the city of Dublin, the poet laureate will promote the advancement of the literary arts within Dublin, serve as a liaison between the city's Heritage and Cultural Arts Committee and the literary community, and compose poetry to be performed at civic events.

The city historian will serve on historic committees and work as liaison between the city's historic and cultural committees and the public.  He or she will also prepare presentations and articles for publication and advocate for the preservation of Dublin's historical landmarks.  Both are volunteer positions that require applicants to be Dublin residents.

Currently, the poet laureate and historian positions are held by Jonnie McCoy-Howell and Georgean Vonheeder-Leoplod, respectively.  Both are nearing the end of their two-year terms.

The application deadline for the positions is May 11. For more information on the application process, visit the city's website or call (925) 556-4500.

Shannon July 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Not sure why this is on the front page in July when it ended in May, but it's time Dublin got a fiction laureate. I nominate Shannon Brown: Dublin resident and author of Rock'N'Roll in Locker Seventeen.

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