The year 2014 marks the five-year anniversary of “Poetry Out Loud” in El Dorado County.
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High school students from across the county are among thousands of students state-wide who will be interpreting, memorizing and performing classical poetry for this nationally renowned competition run by the California Arts Council in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
At stake is hundreds of dollars at the state competition level and thousands at the national finals to be held April 28-30 in Washington, DC.
Throughout January and February, area high schools will participate in the “Poetry Out Loud” preliminary competition, with school winners going on to vie for the title of “Poetry Out Loud” county champion at the county finals to be on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on “Poetry Out Loud” and the El Dorado County competition, contact Moira Magneson.
General information can be found at cac.ca.gov (click on the programs tab) or visit poetryoutloud.org.