Poetry Out Loud Information Workshop for Teachers

Poetry Out Loud

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the California Arts Council to support 2018 Poetry Out Loud, a FREE high school program which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This dynamic program helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn about their literary heritage, and compete for more than $100,000 in awards.

HOW DO I GET MY STUDENTS INVOLVED?
In order to compete, schools must register through the local contact listed below. All materials and resources will be provided. Competitions will begin in fall 2017 at the school or classroom level to identify one student winner to represent their school at the Butte County finals in February 2018. The state finals competition will be held on March 4-5, 2018 in Sacramento to determine the state winner representing California at the National Finals in Washington, DC.
Each winner at the state level will receive:
 A $200 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, DC
 A $500 cash stipend for their school to purchase poetry materials
 An opportunity to compete at the 2018 National Finals for the title of National Champion and a $20,000 prize
For more info on how your students can participate in Poetry Out Loud,

Contact Mary Ellen Garrahy, mgarrahy@bcoe.org or visit website

www.poetryoutloud.org and www.bcoe.org/student-events


Poetry Out Loud
Teacher Info Workshop
September 19, 2017
4pm – 5pm

Get your Poetry Out Loud program started now. Any Butte County high school teacher interested in bringing POL to students this year are invited to attend.

Location:
Butte County Office of Education
Lincoln Center
1870 Bird Street
Oroville, CA 95965
RSVP:   mgarrahy@bcoe.org