Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest

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Arts Council Napa Valley announces a countywide contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. On February 12, two students from six Napa County high schools will participate in the Poetry Out Loud Napa County Contest at the Napa Valley Playhouse. The winner of this competition will advance to the State Poetry Out Loud finals The California champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. 

Featured speakers and participants will be:

Participating Schools: Vintage High School, Napa High School, New Technology High 
School, American Canyon High School, St. Helena High School, and Justin Sienna High School.
  • Master of Ceremonies: Barry Martin- Actor and Director Lucky Penny Productions

  • Professional Poetry Recitation: Leonore Wilson, Napa County Poet Laureate

  • Judges: 

    • Michael Ross, Napa Valley Playhouse Director

      • Dr. Cynthia Westerbeck, Professor of English, Pacific Union College

        • David Stevens, UC Davis Extension faculty, author and International wine competition judge

          • Stephen Sossaman, writer, speaker, teacher, Professor Emeritus of English on the faculty of Westfield State University in Massachusetts, in creative writing and literature 

          February 12, 6:00-8:00pm. 

          Attendance at Napa Valley Playhouse is free and open to the public, although seating is limited.  For further information, call 707.227.9997.

           Jill Durfee, jilldurfee@sbcglobal.net 707.227.9997
          FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ARTS COUNCIL NAPA VALLEY, CONTACT: Olivia Everett, Executive Director707.257.2117 

          About Arts Council Napa Valley: 

          Arts Council Napa Valley is a non-profit arts organization that supports and connects the local creative community in 
          Napa County. Since it was founded in 1968, ACNV has grown into an important stakeholder and industry partner in Napa 
          Valley. For more information and to become a member, please visit www.artscouncilnapavalley.org.


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