POETRY OUT LOUD Countywide Competition and mixer!
February 04, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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!