Newtown Poet Laureate
Congratulations to Lisa Schwartz, who was formally introduced as Newtown’s first Poet Laureate by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Saturday, September 19. 2015 at the Newtown Arts Festival.  She has made several appearances locally since then, and in February of 2016, Lisa served as a judge for this year’s Connecticut Southern Regional Semi-finals for Poetry Out Loud at the Waterbury Palace Theater. She continues to advocate for the spoken and written word in and around our community.  Feel free to contact her here:




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Criteria & Application for Newtown Poet Laureate



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