Poetry Out Loud – Don't Miss it!

It’s Coming!!! On Wednesday, December 14th at 10 a.m. the Greenville Public School District, Greenville Arts Council and Floyd and Bessie Johnson Foundation will be hosting the GPSD School Finals of Poetry Out Loud at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center!

Poetry Out Loud is a free program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation for students in grades 9 through 12. Since 2005, it has helped students in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and improve their reading comprehension scores while learning about their literary heritage.

Through the Poetry Out Loud curriculum, teachers guide students to a deeper, richer understanding of the power of language and literature by helping them develop a personal relationship with great poems. An added benefit is that Poetry Out Loud offers all students the opportunity to compete for awards, prizes, and recognition.

via Poetry Out Loud.


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