Poetry Out Loud - District of Columbia Finals
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is pleased to host the 2014 Poetry Out Loud District finals on March 4th at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The competition starts at 6PM and will feature performances by local artists and arts organizations including Split this Rock's DC Youth Slam Team, DJ RBI with Words, Beats and Life, and Regie Cabico, a local poet and spoken word artist.
Eleven high school students from DC public, charter and private schools will compete at the finals. They represent Archbishop Carroll High School, Ballou Senior High School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Capital City Public Charter School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Friendship Collegiate Academy, McKinley Technology High School, St. Anselm's Abbey School, The SEED School of Washington, Washington Latin Public Charter School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The winner will go on to the Poetry Out Loud national championship at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on April 29-30, 2014.
About Poetry Out Loud - Poetry Out Loud is a national competition that seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry - recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of the oral art form of poetry, as seen in the slam poetry and spoken word movements. The program invites these dynamic aspects into the classroom, where teachers engage students through classroom memorization, performances and competition. Through Poetry Out Loud, students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.