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Liberal Arts Student Finalist in Poetry Competition

March, 2017

A QCC student was named one of the finalists in the College Poetry Competition.

The Worcester County Poetry Association hosted a College Poetry Competition Finalists Reading on Sunday, April 2, at the Worcester Public Library.

Julie de Oliveira was one of eight finalists named to read. The judges for the event were Jenith Charpentier and Michael Fisher.

She submitted three unpublished poems for the competition. “I wasn’t expecting to be a finalist,” she said. “It has motivated me to look at other literary magazines to submit my work.”

At the reading, she won the Manuscript Prize. One of the three poems she submitted will be published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Worcester Review.

Ms. de Oliveira, 20, recently had a story published in the Acentos Review, a quarterly literary and arts journal that promotes and publishes LatinX work.

She will graduate from QCC in May with an Associate Degree in liberal arts. She plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Latin American/Latino studies.

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