Poetry Out Loud Competition at Downieville School on Jan. 23, 2019

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered statewide by the California Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The Sierra County Arts Council and the Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District will host the Sierra County competition on January 23, 2019 in the Performing Arts Room at Downieville School at 5:30 pm.  Sierra County winners receive cash prizes and will compete in the Poetry Out Loud California State Finals in Sacramento on March 18th and 19th.  All Sierra County high school students are encouraged to participate.  Sign up no later than Wed. January 16th by contacting community volunteer and program coordinator Paul Guffin, email: paul@guffin.net or phone: 530 289 2751.

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This event is produced by the Sierra County Arts Council, State-Local Partner of the California Arts Council.

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