The 2020 Eberhart Night of Poetry was not able to be held in a face-to-face setting this year, but a virtual celebration has been made.  All 22 finalists made clips of themselves reading their poems and these were put together into a video celebration.  This celebration can be found on the Austin Public Schools webpage at  The video is posted on the main page and can be accessed by all. 

 All 22 finalists receive a book of poetry courtesy of The Friends of the Library.  One winner from each building will also receive a cash prize from an endowment the children of Richard Eberhart have established.  This year’s building winners were: 

·         Woodson Kindergarten Center—Emmaline Dundas (Kindergartner) 

·         Banfield Elementary School—Charlotte Bliese (4th grader) 

·         Neveln Elementary School—Sawyer Loucks (3rd grader) 

·         Southgate Elementary School—Sophie Kaercher (4th grader) 

·         Sumner Elementary School—Jacqui Delgadillo (4th grader) 

·         I.J. Holton Intermediate School—Pleh Meh (5th grader) 

·         Ellis Middle School—Nadia Hummel (7th grader) 

·         Austin High School—Wren Clinefelter (11th grader)