Finalists for the Hungry Poets Prize in memory of Gabe Friedberg will read their poems at the Blue Moose Cafe in Morgantown beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Prizes are $300 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 for third.
Hungry Poets Night, being held for the 11th time, honors Gabe Friedberg, a Morgantown High graduate and active member of the community who had a deep passion for writing and the arts. He attended WVU briefly but died at age 22 from a drug overdose. His parents, concerned about drug among young people, created the poetry contest as a creative outlet for teenagers and young adults.
All contest applicants are under the age of 30.
The event also coincides with National Poetry Month.