English Department Faculty Serve as Interpretive Judges for Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition

Posted on 2/21/2016 6:45:24 AM

On January 15, five English Department faculty members served as interpretation judges for the 2016 Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for the ArtsPath region, held at IUP.

The ArtsPath region encompasses Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties, plus the DoBois Area SD. ArtsPath is one of the 14 arts-in-education partners in the state who partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in presenting a variety of AIE services throughout the state (primarily artist residencies). 

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest for high school students created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud. It is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.  

Poetry Out Loud Judges 2016
The judges were (pictured, from left to right): From the English Department, Todd Thompson, Daniel Weinstein, Michael Williamson, Laurel Black, Kenneth Sherwood, and (on the far right) Mary Reading, graduate Assistant in IUP’s Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) minor program. Photo Credit: Koan Weinstein

For more information about the competition, visit the Poetry Out Loud website.

Department of English