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September 23, 2019 -- Teachers Ignite!
2019-20_Poetry Out Loud_Flyer.pdf
The California Arts Council, Poetry Foundation and the NEA work diligently each year to bring poetry to life in our communities. Students in grades 9-12 prepare and/or compete at their school sites/competitions, then move onto the County competition. County winners progress to the state competition where they vie for a chance to perform at the National Finals in Washington, DC.
A partnership of the NEA, the Poetry Foundation, and the state arts agencies, Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Poetry Out Loud offers educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Students select, memorize, and recite poems from an anthology of more than 800 classic and contemporary poems. In this pyramid structure competition, winners advance from classroom recitation contests to school-wide competitions, then to the state competitions and, ultimately, to the National Finals in Washington, DC. To participate in Poetry Out Loud, high school teachers and other educators of high-school-age students must contact the state arts agency Poetry Out Loud coordinator in their state. Visit poetryoutloud.org for a list of contacts and more information about the program.