Poetry Reading Competition Saturday

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition Saturday

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host the Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at the University Center Ballroom.

High School students from schools around Southeast Missouri will compete in this dramatic poetry reading contest.

Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by building on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the popularity of rap music among youth. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

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