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Hopkinton 300th anniversary anthology project


As part of the Hopkinton 300th anniversary celebration, Hopkinton residents Cheryl Perreault and Cynthia Franca are inviting the community to contribute to an anthology project.


This anthology will consist of poetry written by residents and friends of Hopkinton which celebrates what people love about the town of Hopkinton, whether it be about the natural beauty of its ponds, lakes, trails and parks, the people and sense of community, historical events, town celebrations, etc. All poems submitted by the public will be juried by a panel of poets/writers who are familiar with the town of Hopkinton.


Those selected will then be invited to officially submit their poem and asked to contribute a fee of $35 to help defray publishing, advertising and launch event expenses. Each contributor will receive a copy of the book once printed. Damianos Publishing in Framingham will print and publish the anthology.


Deadline for submissions is May 31, with a theme of "Hopkinton: what you love about the town, present and past." Up to three poems can be submitted. Poems should be limited to 40 lines, and written in Word in size 12 Times New Roman font. The file should be sent to email, with the subject: Hopkinton Anthology Book. A brief bio should be included in the email, including author's name; age; e-mail and phone number.


A celebratory book launch is scheduled for Nov. 6 at Hopkinton Senior Center (28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton).  The anthology will be available at this event as a limited edition item (300 copies) for $20. All proceeds will be divided and donated  to three local Hopkinton organizations offering services to community: The Michael Lisnow Respite Center, Serenity House and Project Just Because.


This project not only will offer Hopkinton it’s first anthology of poetry specifically about the town, but will also be a gift to the town and its people by the contributors and the people who purchase the book.


To all the contributors: thank you so much for being part of this project! 

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