February 25, 2024
A highschool scholar takes in a previous Poetry Out Loud occasion. Photograph credit score: Display shot, https://writeoutloudsd.com/

Write Out Loud will host the regional division of the nationwide poetry competitors, Poetry Out Loud Tuesday for native highschool college students.

The winner from the competitors, at 5 p.m. on the San Diego Central Library, will advance to the Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Sacramento. The California winner will then compete for the nationwide title in Washington, D.C.

Finalists from the next San Diego faculties will take part within the regional competitors:

  • Academy of Our Woman of Peace, North Park
  • Bayfront Constitution Excessive College, Chula Vista
  • Canyon Crest Academy, Carmel Valley
  • Eastlake Excessive College, Chula Vista
  • Well being Science Excessive and Center School, East San Diego
  • Otay Ranch Excessive College, Chula Vista
  • Pacific Ridge Excessive College, Carlsbad
  • Valley Heart Excessive College, Valley Heart

Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide arts schooling program that encourages the research of poetry by providing free academic supplies and a recitation competitors for highschool college students nationwide.

This program helps college students grasp public talking expertise, construct self-confidence and study literary historical past and up to date life. 

Judges for Tuesday’s occasion characterize a wide range of arts and tradition organizations and faculties all through San Diego. They embrace the town’s Poet Laureate, Jason Magabo Perez, Brandon Cesmat, poet and lecturer, California State College San Marcos, and Gina M. Jackson, founder and government inventive director of Cultural Noire Performing Arts Firm.

The occasion is free and in addition shall be streamed on the Write Out Loud San Diego YouTube channel.

Assist for the native occasion has been offered by the Poetry Basis and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, through the California Arts Council and the town of San Diego Fee for Arts and Tradition.