Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Finals This Weekend

Enoch Pratt Central Library's Wheeler Auditorium

400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

February 26, 2011, 1:00 pm.

Join us for this inspiring event hosted by WYPR's Aaron Henkin of The Signal with MSAC Individual Artist Award winner ellen cherry as musical guest. Nine regional winners will compete for the title of Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion, a prize of $200, and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC for the Nationals April 27-29, 2011. The Maryland State Arts Council has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to conduct the 2011 Poetry Out Loud Competition, which awards more than $100,000 in prizes to students and schools at the state and national levels. Maryland’s competition is open to 9th - 12th graders in both public and private schools across the state.

A reception with light refreshments will take place after the event.

Please RSVP to MSAC Program Director Chris Stewart at cstewart@msac.org or 410-767-6476.

Those requiring special accommodation must RSVP by noon on February 25th.

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