Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience - announces the 2017 POETRY OUT LOUD Regional Finals. The National Poetry Foundation, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and managed in California by the California Arts Council presents POETRY OUT LOUD, a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. San Diego Regional Finals take place on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm at the San Diego Central Library, Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Poetry Out Loud, sponsored by PlacerArts and the California Arts Council, is an annual event that leads Placer County high school students in learning and understanding renowned older and modern poetry.
The arts councils of the Mother Lode all add to our lives in so many ways as the people who work for them add their creativity to the mix, developing programs and events people thoroughly enjoy. But they also must come up with ways that the arts can be supported in the area so everyone continues to enjoy what the arts do for us.
With funding secured by the California Arts Council, the San Rafael-based nonprofit is planning to expand its prison arts program in the upcoming year to Folsom State Prison, the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy and the California Health Care Facility in Stockton.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. But training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. This info-graphic shows the benefits of both.