2016 Poetry Out Loud District of Columbia Finals
The competition featured performances by local artists and arts organizations. Renowned actor and teaching artist Paige Hernandez hosted the event, with a number of performances that evening including, Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Poetry Team.
Nine high school students from DC public, charter and private schools competed at the finals. They represented Basis Public Charter School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Capital City Public Charter School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, EL Haynes High School, McKinley Technology High School, St. Anselm’s Abbey School, The SEED School of Washington and Washington Latin Public Charter School.
Poetry Out Loud is a national competition that seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry - recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of the oral art form of poetry, as seen in the slam poetry and spoken word movements.
Mar 15, 2016