Wednesday, January 14, 2009

poetry in performance

Save the date: Saturday, March 14th.
Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

By encouraging high school students to memorize and perform great poems, Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. This exciting new program, which began in 2005, helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
I will post more on this event as it comes in. This is a great program and the Oregon recitation competition will be on 3/14. The schools will be selecting their participants by mid- to late February. More information is available on the website.