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Lambert Talks About Poetry Out Loud Competition

On Friday, English teacher Jason Lambert met with students in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre to talk about Poetry Out Loud.

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in 2005, Poetry Out Loud is held annually in partnership with the state arts agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In New Hampshire, the competition is co-sponsored by the State Council on the Arts.

Lambert explained how to engage with poetry in general and reviewed the ways in which students could select poems for the school-wide competition. Students were encouraged to visit and research the Poetry Foundation’s website to familiarize themselves with the contest criteria and to see what type of poems they might connect with.

Lambert also shared the story of ConVal’s Bria Frehner (Class of 2013) who in 2012 represented the school at the regional, state, and ultimately at the national level of the Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C.