2017 Poetry Out Loud

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This video was produced by Michael Buffo of House of 8 Media, Monterey, in support of the Arts Council for Monterey County’s alliance with the HARA Motion Picture Conservatory.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Seaside Community Center near Soper Field
220 Coe Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955
Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a national competition for high school students that encourages them to memorize and recite great works of poetry. Winners from 4 county high schools will compete for an opportunity to advance to the state finals.

There will be live music performances by Blue Clay, a jazz trio made up of high school students involved in the Monterey Jazz Education program, and the competition will be moderated by Maddox Haberdasher. Attendance is free.

Participating Schools: Alisal High School, Gonzales High School, Pacific Grove High School, Seaside High School.

Monterey County competition winners will move on to the State-Wide competition, which takes place March 12-13, 2017 in Sacramento.

With questions, or to RSVP, please contact: Mel Barrett, Poetry Out Loud Coordinator: melbarrett365@gmail.com or Ellen Berrahmoun, Arts Education Director, Arts Council for Monterey County: ellen@arts4mc.org

To learn more about Poetry Out Loud, visit arts.ca.gov/initiatives/pol.php, poetryoutloud.org or download Poetry Out Loud 2017 Event Flyer


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