Poetry Out Loud Semifinals This Weekend!

by:  Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 03/05/2010

"Workers need poetry more than bread.
They need that their life should be a poem."
— Simone Weil

Hi Friends! 

I'm inviting you to share in the success of our 5th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest!

If you love poetry, historic buildings, supporting our theatre company's mission, education, teenagers, talent, music, poets, culture, literature or the education department, please join us to experience this worthwhile event as an audience member. Come for the day, come for a few hours, come for a few minutes, but please come share the experience with us.

We promise that you will experience something truly amazing. We'd love to have you support us in this tremendous and highly positive event for our theatre. You won't believe the talent and insight of these young minds, and we promise you won't regret it.

Here are some of the Huntington's employees, board members and friends who are either judging, tabulating or helping out this year: Michael Maso, Michael Brahce, BTF, Kieth Mascoll - actor, Karen Holmes Ward, Diane Daily (MCC), Barbara Boger, Latoya Bosworth - poet, Jamele Adams - poet, Mwalim- poet, teacher, performing artist, writer musician, Melvin Miller, Sherry Cohen, Vawyna Nichols, Noel McCoy, Mary Ellen Reardon, Connie Bennett, Meg White, Charles Haugland, Joie LeMaitre, Noel McKoy, Cecilia Rappaport, Mary Lauvre, Mary O'Donnell, Mark Slavin, Carol Alkins and The Education Department.


Locations, Dates, & Times


    Saturday, March 6
  • Springfield Museums, Great Hall, 220 State St. Springfield,MA
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Yarmouth), 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth
    1:00 - 4p
  • Sunday, March 7
  • Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St. Boston
    9:30a - 2:30p
  • Masonic Temple, 404 Concord Rd., Framingham
    9:30a - 2:30p


    Sunday, March 14
  • Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St.,  Boston 
    9:30a -3:30p

Join us if you can, we'd love to have you! - Lynne 


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One of the most extensive and admired programs in the country, the Huntington’s Education Department serves more than 10,000 students, teachers, and community organizations each year with student matinees, state-wide Poetry Out Loud and the August Wilson Monologue Competition

This blog will feature updates from Donna Glick, Director of Education, Meg O'Brien, Manager of Education Operations, Alexandra Truppi, Education Manager for Curriculum & Instruction, as well as students and community members who have been involved the Huntington's programs.

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