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Listening to the Future Student Nomination Form

Please complete and submit this form for each student you’d like to nominate for Listening to the Future: An Evening of Prose and Poetry by Area High School Students — a collaboration between Rochester Spoken Word and Writers & Books. Students must be in 9th-12th grade at time of nomination, must be available to read on the evening of 4/2/2020, and must be nominated by a teacher/mentor. Past participants may be nominated, but first-time nominees will take precedence. (Past participants can be viewed here: 2017, 2018, 2019.) All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm EDT on 3/19/2020. Nominations will only be accepted from teachers/mentors with a direct relationship with the nominee. Nominators will be contacted with a list of selected nominees on or around 3/20/2020.

2019 LTTF cast member Nico Pantojas of Webster Thomas
2019 LTTF cast member Nico Pantojas of Webster Thomas (Photo courtesy of Martin Petrella)

Twelve nominees will be selected to participate in the free event at Writers & Books on the evening of Thursday 4/2/2020. Those selected will have up to eight minutes to read single completed or partial piece of their own writing in front of a live audience. They will each receive a student-designed commemorative T-shirt for their participation.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must be nominated by a teacher/mentor. Students may not nominate themselves or other students.

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