The Poetry Out Loud recitation contest encourages high school students to learn great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
Starting in December, students participate in classroom, school, and regional contests. Finalists advance to a state competition in Juneau on Feb. 22, 2011. The state champion will travel to the national finals in Washington, D.C., on April 27 through April 29, 2011.
Poetry Out loud seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on trends in poetry recitation and performance. Students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
See http://www.poetryoutloud.org or call the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at (907) 586-2787 for information.