Poetry Out Loud contest on Feb. 9 at CSUMB

The Arts Council for Monterey County announces a school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, students from Soledad High School, Seaside High School, Pacific Grove High School, Carmel High School and Alisal High School will participate in the Poetry Out Loud school contest at the CSUMB Alumni and Visitors Center. The California state finals will be held Sunday, March 10 through Monday, March 11, 2019 in Sacramento.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Arts Council for Monterey County, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry — both classic and contemporary — through memorization, performance and competition. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3.6 million students and 55,000 teachers from 14,000 schools nationwide.

WHO: Featured schools will be:
Soledad High School
Seaside High School
Pacific Grove High School
Carmel High School
Alisal High School

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:00-2:30 PM
WHERE: CSUMB Alumni and Visitor’s Center
PARKING: Please bring $4 to park at CSUMB.
OTHER: Attendance is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.
CONTACT: Karyn Lee-Garcia, Arts Education Director, karyn@arts4mc.org


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