Iman Dancy from Enloe High School in Wake County represented North Carolina at the national Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
About the Program
Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Through the program, students can master public speaking skills, increase reading comprehension scores, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud has inspired thousands of high school students to discover and develop deep, personal relationships with great classic and contemporary poetry.
The N.C. Arts Council, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, invites N.C. students to participate in the program to gain a deeper appreciation of great poetry through memorization and recitation.
The program starts in the classroom, broadens to the state level and culminates at the national finals in Washington, D.C.
Statewide Poetry Out Loud Semifinals and Finals
Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
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EVENT REGISTRATION: Registration for the semi-finals begins at 9:00 AM at Triad Stage (232 S. Elm St). The opening program begins at 10:30.
- Teacher FAQs, Forms & Resources
- Poetry Out Loud promotional video - shares the voices of students and teachers who talk about the value and impact of the program.
- Facebook group for North Carolina Poetry Out Loud - includes resources and a forum for discussion among participating teachers.
Further information, including poems eligible for the competition, lesson plans and competition rules can be found at www.poetryoutloud.org.
Contact: NC POL Coordinator Lauren Smith at (336) 274-0067 or email@example.com
Media inquiries: Rebecca Moore, North Carolina Arts Council Senior Program Director for Marketing, at (919) 807-6530 or by email.
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