Poetry Out Loud

CCC is hosting Poetry Out Loud for the second year in a row and I wanted to make certain that home school students had a chance to participate. Poetry Out Loud is a great way to celebrate poetry and participate in a community event with other students.

Below is the listing that was sent out to area schools. Some of it isn't applicable, but the basic information is there for you and other families to look over. Because of how Poetry Out Loud is already structured, the Poetry Out Loud committee at CCC understands that it presents some barriers to non-traditional students. I'd love to be able to assist in any way possible from doing mini-workshops with interested students to helping set up a selection committee to decide which students will participate in the main competition.

Please let me know if anyone would like to participate in the competition itself or take part in preparatory workshops for the event! I'd love to see more community engagement and participation with this event.

If you have students who love
-- public speaking,
-- poetry,
-- or acting,
this opportunity is too good to pass up.

You may have heard of Poetry Out Loud.
It’s a national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It’s just for high school students.

Here in the North Country, students haven’t had the chance to participate until recently. We had only two high schools involved last year, but for the 2015 competition, we’re getting prepared early, and we hope your students will be excited to enter.

Check out last year’s coverage in the Press Republican http://(http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/article_4480fef2-b283-5dd2-b3ad-67a89f45ed87.html).

The competition begins at your school, with winners competing at a regional recitation at Clinton Community College. Regional winners go to Albany, and the state winners go to Washington DC.

The Poetry Out Loud organization provides you with everything teachers need to get started!

Registering and participating are free. Go to www.poetryoutloud.org<http://www.poetryoutloud.org> to learn more and www.twc.org/POL<http://www.twc.org/POL> to register.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at carey.goyette@clinton.edu<mailto:carey.goyette@clinton.edu> or by calling 518-562-4175.

Thank you for your time and consideration-Carey