Wyoming Arts Council

Boo! Wyoming Poetry Out Loud sign-up deadline is tomorrow!

Oct. 31 is the sign-up deadline for Poetry Out Loud.

This recitation competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12, in language arts, speech/debate and drama classes. Teachers can sign up their classes by calling Mike Shay at the Wyoming Arts Council, 307-777-5234. Poetry Out Loud is open to public and private school students, as well as home school associations. Students participating in the program memorize and perform three poems included in material provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Each school sends its winner to the state finals, with that winner going to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in April. Students can win cash prizes and scholarships. Their school libraries can also win collections of poetry books.

FMI: Call the Arts Council at 307-777-7742, or check out our web site.

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