Welcome to Poetry Out Loud!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
wwww.surveymonkey.com/r/POLregistration2017-2018

POL Champ
Jessica Howard, 2017 State Champion
Don Mears, Photographer

“I am always amazed at how proud students are at the end of POL.  At the beginning they are so scared, but by the end, they ALL talk about how enjoyable this process was.” (northern VA area teacher)

Poetry Out Loud is a free program for students in grades 9 through 12 that builds public speaking skills and self-confidence.  The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Virginia Commission for the Arts to present Poetry Out Loud.

Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure beginning at the high school classroom level where teachers implement a two-to-three week curriculum using free, standards-based materials including print and online poetry anthologies containing more than 600 classical and contemporary poems. Poetry Out Loud does not require full class periods and can also be structured as an afterschool program.  Classroom studies culminate with a classroom contest with winners advancing to school level, regional and then possibly the Virginia Finals.

POETRY OUT LOUD LINKS

Registration Open
(Closes October 27,2017)
http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/POLregistration2017-2018
School Final Report
(Due on or before December 8, 2017)
http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/POLFinalReport2017-2018

POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION CALENDAR

Region 1

Location and date to be determined based on # of schools registered

Region 2

Location and date to be determined based on # of schools registered

Region 3

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
(1:00- 4:00 pm)  student competitors arrive at noon
Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro- http://waynetheatre.org/

Region 4A

Friday, January 26, 2018
(1:00 – 4:00 pm) student competitors arrive at noon
Signature Theatre, Arlington- http://www.sigtheatre.org

Region 4B

Thursday, February 1, 2018
(1:00 – 4:00 pm) student competitors arrive at noon
Center for the Arts, Manassas- https://center-for-the-arts.org

Region 5

Monday, February 5, 2018
(1:00 – 4:00 pm) student competitors arrive at noon
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance, Richmond- http://rpaalliance.com

Region 6

Friday, February 23, 2018
(1:00 – 4:00 pm) student competitors arrive at noon
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk- http://www.chrysler.org

State Finals

Monday, March 12, 2018
(1:00 – 4:00 pm) student competitors arrive at 11:00 am
WCVE-Community Idea Stations, Richmond- http://ideastations.org


Contact

For any questions related to participation in the official Poetry Out Loud Program contact:
Casey Polczynski
Arts in Education Coordinator
Virginia Commission for the Arts
casey.polczynski@vca.virginia.gov
804.225.3132

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