YOUNG POETS WINNERS’ READING - Sun., May 6, 2018, 1 pm

Mad Poets, along with the Delco Library System, (and with the unfailing support of the Rose Tree Media Optimists Club, the Pennsylvania Poetry Society, The Keystone State Literacy Association and the Delco Parks Department, coordinates the 30th Annual Young Poets Competition, a student poetry contest through the Delaware County school system. Thirty-six student poets will be chosen, 1st through 3rd prize, in 1st through 12th grade.  Winners will read at this special event, held at the Redwood Playhouse, 6th St., Upland.  Co-coordinators are Eileen D'Angelo, Camille Nocella, and Cheri Crow, Director of Youth Services at the Delco Library System.  See below for directions. Don’t miss the talented young voices!


            On Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., the winners of the recent county-wide Young Poets Competition will read their winning poems at the Redwood Community Playhouse, 3704 6th Street, Upland Park, Upland, Delaware County, PA.  The recent contest was held throughout the Delaware County schools and library system, garners thousands of entries from students throughout the county and is sponsored by several organizations including the Delaware County Library System, Mad Poets Society, the Rose Tree Media Optimists Club, Pennsylvania Poetry Society and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 

            Thirty-six student poets, 1st through 12th grade, will be honored from local school districts all over Delaware County.   The contest was judged by members of the Mad Poets and the Pennsylvania Poetry Society. 

The readings will begin promptly at one.  The first, second and third place winners will read their award winning poems.

Come out and support these talented, fine young poets!     Admission is free and it is open to the public.            

For information on this event, please contact Eileen D'Angelo at ;



FROMI-95 or the Turnpike

TAKEROUTEI-476 B Chester - Plymouth Meeting (also known as the Blue Route)

Go to Exit # 1 - MacDade Blvd., West.   (If you are traveling south on the Blue Route from the turnpike or the Schuylkill, Mac Dade Blvd is the last exit before you hit I-95, and you’ll make a right at the end of the ramp to go WEST on MacDade Blvd.; BUT If you take I-95 to the Blue Route and are traveling north on the Blue Route, then you want to take the very first exit, which is Mac Dade Blvd, go WEST.)

Take MacDade Blvd. about one mile to Rt. 352 (Edgemont Avenue)  At this corner, you will see Nativity Church, a Precision Tune, an A-Plus Mini-Market and a Sunoco Gas Station)

Turn Right onto Rt. 352 (Edgemont Avenue)

Go 1.2 miles to Brookhaven Road and turn left.   (There's a GREEN STREET SIGN over the road, so it’s easy to see; also there should still be a Walgreen’s Pharmacy on one corner, and a big purple awning for a tobacco rolling store, I think it’s called REBEL INDIAN SMOKE SHOP; and the red roof of Houser=s Automotive and Keystone Auto Electrical)

Follow Brookhaven Road for 1.4 miles ** Upland Park is on your right (you'll see an open field; but watch for the sign for Upland Park which faces the street, not passing traffic).   Redwood Playhouse is in the park. 


NOTE:   During this last 1.4 miles, on Brookhaven Rd., the road curves to the left and there is one traffic light. Just go straight.    You will pass these landmarks (if they haven't changed!): 

Bridgewater Apartments*  Toby Farms Elementary, then *  there's an open field with a flagpole, and a County of Delaware sign, and a Welcome to Upland Boro sign.  Turn right into the driveway, which is lined with red posts. When the driveway splits, stay right.  You'll see the Redwood Playhouse Bldg.