The Carpinteria Arts Center’s annual Luschei Family Poetry Awards deadline for submissions has been moved to May 17 in view of the pandemic. The theme is gratitude. There is no entry fee, and all writers are welcome.

Winning poets will be invited to share their poems during the center’s virtual poetry celebration on May 25 at 5 p.m. Winners will receive cash prizes in the following categories: Children (ages 5-12) $50; Teen (13-18) $100; Adult (19+) $300. For submission guidelines, visit

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