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Georgia Schreiner Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

Poetry Out Loud

Georgia Schreiner Wins Ventura County Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition - On Tuesday, Villanova took first place at the Ventura County Poetry Out Loud competition.  Junior Georgia Schreiner recited “Insomnia,” by Dana Gioia, and “The Conqueror Worm,” by Edgar Allan Poe.  Competitors are judged on accuracy, physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and overall performance.    

Founded in 2005, Poetry Out Loud is a national competition, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.  Locally, Poetry Out Loud is supported through the Ventura County Arts Council which provides students with local poet coaches in preparation for the competition. Poetry Out Loud at Villanova is coordinated by Ms. Hedrick, a member of our English department, and coached by  Ventura County’s Poet Laureate Phil Taggart. 

Georgia will be representing Ventura County in the California Poetry Out Loud state finals March 10 and 11.  The winner at the state finals will compete in Washington DC in April.