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Written by Tracy White   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:37

WHAT: Poetry Out Loud Regional Recitation Contest

WHEN: February, 18th at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Quad City Arts, 1715 - 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL

WHO:   High School Students from United Township, and Orion

Quad City Arts announces a regional contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00 pm students from Orion High School and United Township will participate in the Poetry Out Loud regional contest at Quad City Arts. Attendance at this event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. (Snow date will be February 19th at 4:00.)

The winner of this competition will advance to Illinois' State Poetry Out Loud Competition, being held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield.  The State champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.

The competition, presented in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, 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.  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is honored to provide travel support for regional and state finals of Poetry Out Loud in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For further information call Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Tracy White 563-579-7630
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