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POETRY OUT LOUD Countywide Competition and mixer!

POETRY OUT LOUD Countywide Competition and mixer!

February 04, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Garcia Center for the Arts, San Bernardino

Join us for the San Bernardino County Poetry Out Loud Competition-- followed by a post contest reading and mixer!

Students from Carter High School in Rialto and Summit High School in Fontana will be competing in Poetry Out Loud, presented in partnership with the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. 

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a county competition, a state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC. Over the past 11 years, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3 million students and 45,000 teachers from 10,000 schools nationwide. 

Poet judges will evaluate student performances on criteria including voice and articulation, evidence of understanding, and accuracy, and the winner will advance to Sacramento! Our talented judges include poets: George Hammons, Tristan Acker, Alex Avila, and Tim Hatch.

Post contest, we will also be treated to a reading from George Hammons-- join us for an inspiring afternoon of poetry, and light refreshments!






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Special thanks to our conference host, Copper Mountain College!




Drs. Ernest & Dorothy Garcia


Arts Sustainers

Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


Arts Advocates

Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

The Noah Purifoy Foundation

Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


Arts Friends

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


Special thanks to Copper Mountain College for our hosting the conference this year!









The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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