UC Blue Ash College

Poetry Café

People at Poetry Café event listening to the presenter

The Poetry Cafe features poetry and music by guest poets and musicians. Along with poetry and song writing contest winners, there are open mic readings, live performances and free food!

Writing Contests

UC Blue Ash College has hosted poetry and songwriting contests for more than a decade to help increase interest in poetry and songwriting among college and high school students. The area high schools regularly represented in the competition include Fairfield, Highlands, Ludlow, Norwood and Summit Country Day.

Winners can earn prizes and a chance to perform at the Poetry Cafe!

High School Poetry Contest

This annual poetry contest is open to high school students

Winners will be announced in February 2019, and invited to read at our Poetry Café in March. Winning poems published in the Blue Ash Review print and online editions.

UC Blue Ash College Poetry Contest

This annual poetry contest is open to UC Blue Ash College students

Winners will be announced in February 2019, and invited to read at our Poetry Café in March. Winning poems published in the Blue Ash Review print and online editions.

Songwriting Contest

This contest is open to all college and high school students in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. 

Winners will be announced in February 2019, and invited to perform at our Poetry Café in March. Winning poems published in the Blue Ash Review print and online editions.

Students preforming a song at a Poetry Café event

Contact Information

English & Communication Department
Progress Hall • Room 120B
Program Coordinator

Phone: 513-745-5645
Email: Amber.Kuftic@uc.edu

Email: rhonda.pettit@uc.edu