Montgomery County Poet Laureate (MCPL)
program was founded by Joanne Leva of Lansdale, PA, to
to recognize and promote excellence in poetry. Modeled
after the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program, which has
been running successfully for over 30 years, the MCPL
program has recently completed it's 16th successful year.
Since its inception MCPL, has expanded the many programs
available to experience and learn about poetry.
MCPL program promotes a sense of accomplishment and pride
among students, artists, and citizens who choose to participate.
The program benefits the county by building a long-term
infrastructure for literary advancements in our community,
in our schools and in our homes.
is a non-profit organization supported by the Indian
Valley Arts Foundation and our Community Partners:
Valley Public Library, Rosemont
Death Match (LDM), Head
House Books, James
A. Michener Art Museum, Philadelphia
Writers Conference, NHS
Human Services, The
Daily Grind Cafe, Vine
& Fig Tree Bistro, Theatre
of Graeme Park, Ambler
Arcadia University, and Molly
Maguire's Restaurant & Pub.