What is Poetry Out Loud?
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national competition and curriculum that teaches literature, public speaking, text analysis, and memorization skills. Open to ALL high school students in Amador County. In Amador County, the competition and free poetry workshops are administered by the Amador County Arts Council in partnership with the California Arts Council. Through Poetry Out Loud we help students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
How to get involved?
Find Your Voice!
Find Your Voice is a six-week workshop series FREE to all Amador County High School students. Amador County High School students have the opportunity to explore written and spoken words. Located at the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, students will have guest speakers, teachers, and coaches to help find and strengthen their voices!
Over the six weeks, there will be a variety of teaching artists to help guide them in their craft.
Up this week 9/27 Calaveras County Poet Laureate Linda Toren.
Accomplished poet and teacher, Linda Toren, has a passion for educating through the power of the written and spoken words. With her 25 years of experience in elementary school teaching, and literacy programs, as well as her work at the state level, learn how Linda has dedicated herself to inspiring others to find their voice.
When: Wednesdays Sep 20th through October 25th
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School
Amador County Arts Council congratulates the 2023 Poetry Out Loud (POL) participants! Argonaut High Student Lillian Fawver took first place with fabulous recitations of "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by D. Gilson and "Broken Promises" by David Kirby. Fawver will...
Poetry Out Loud is sponsored in part by the Poetry Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and California Arts Council: California Poetry Out Loud.