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February 6, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Richland, WA 99352

Poetry Out Loud 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 6

Recitation and performance are exciting current trends in poetry. There has been a resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of hip-hop music. Poetry Out Loud builds on that momentum by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with state arts agencies of the United States to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Please support area high school students as they recite two poems of their choice at the South Eastern Washington Poetry Out Loud contest at the Richland Public Library's beautiful Doris Roberts Gallery on February 6 at 6:00 p.m.

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    Richland Public Library
    955 Northgate Dr
    Richland, WA 99352
    Ph: (509) 942-7454