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Thu,28 Aug 2014
Register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15
Alaskan students are invited to register for Poetry Out Loud by Oct. 15.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Parkinson’s visual art and poetry competition announced
A nationwide art competition encouraging New Zealanders to think out loud about what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease has been launched today by Parkinson’s New Zealand in advance of Parkinson’s Awareness Week 1-7 November.
Tue,09 Sep 2014
September Lit: 'the ear of the sky' by Kimarlee Nguyen
  (image by plochingen via Flickr) Kimarlee Nguyen's short story, the ear of the sky,  is the story of a young Cambodian refugee surviving in America. It is suffused with silence, snow, and melancholy, offering a glimpse into the inner world of a woman who doesn't allow herself to voice her complicated dreams out loud. --Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor       I wake up to snow. I know this ...
Fri,12 Sep 2014
Words take center stage at Nashua's Poetry in the Park showcase
Nashua hosts Poetry in the Park on Saturday, an annual outdoor reading and just one of many programs and events that spotlights NH poets and poetry.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Upcoming deadlines for artists
The following information was provided by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. For more information on opportunities for artists, visit Oct.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Students to speak at Summit
Summit recruited numerous students to speak at this year’s conference. Brady Bryce, director of ministry events and Summit, said Summit leadership listened to students, faculty and other individuals across campus to unearth student speakers.
Thu,11 Sep 2014
Coronation Street's Bill Roache on Ken's return: 'He's happy to be back'
Bill Roache reveals that Ken Barlow has started writing poetry and become a vegetarian.
Thu,18 Sep 2014
Where Do You Go After Writing Your Ending? A Q&A With John Darnielle
On September 16, John Darnielle—best known as the singer/guitarist and essential constituent of the band the Mountain Goats—released his debut novel, Wolf in White Van . A day later, the National Book Foundation announced it had been nominated to the long list for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction . Read more...
Tue,16 Sep 2014
Celebrating Britishness: politics without the politicians
Maybe you can't have a strident British nationalism. Maybe that's the subtextual mistake all those lectern-banging politicians have been making.
Thu,11 Sep 2014
Fall Arts Preview
The Empire's Fall Arts Preview -- our fifth annual -- provides a partial listing of upcoming arts-related events in the capital city, particularly those that have been planned as part of local organizations' fall seasons.

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Poetry Out Loud is recesitation poetry which can feature a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance.

The Poetry Out Loud: Recitation Contest was created in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The contest was created to increase awareness in the art of performing poetry, with substantial cash prizes being awarded to schools that participated as well as representatives from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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