Poetry Out Loud registration deadline for Schools extended to Oct. 23

The deadline for schools to register for the annual Poetry Out Loud student recitation competition has been extended to Oct. 23.

For the competition, students choose from among 900+ poems in the official Poetry Out Loud anthology, then memorize them for public recitation. Students advance from classroom contests, to school-wide contests, onto regional and state finals.

Participating teachers receive free materials including a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, and video and audio on the art of recitation.

For information and registration, visit the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud website at http://www.jahc.org/poetry-out-loud or contact program coordinator Sara Radke Brown at 586-5099 or pol@jahc.org; or contact Laura Forbes at (907) 269-6682 or laura.forbes@alaska.gov.

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