TITLE: Poetry Out Loud: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Poetry Out Loud
EVENT DATE: 09/22/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 39 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The Poetry Out Loud program pays a visit to the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to memorize and "perform" great poems. Poetry Out Loud brings the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Award-winning students performed poems during this event.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012