CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- High school students across West Virginia have until Dec. 2 to register with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History for a chance to compete in local, state and national Poetry Out Loud contests.
Poetry Out Loud is a contest in which high school students memorize and recite poetry for an audience. While meeting several content standards and objectives in reading, English and language arts, the contest helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.
The competition begins at the school level with winners advancing to the March 14-15 state competition at the Culture Center. Winners from each state compete at the national finals April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
The state champion receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition. The state champion's school also receives $500 to purchase poetry books. The runner-up receives $100 plus $200 for his or her school to buy poetry books. The national winner receives $20,000 and a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends.
For more information or to register with the division's Poetry Out Loud coordinator, Tabitha Walter, call 304-558-0240 or email Tabitha.D.Wal...@wv.gov. The last day to host a school contest is Jan. 15.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Art Store will hold its biennial Red Dot Day, an artist inventory reduction sale, Nov. 23. The one-day only sale will display works from many of the store's represented artists.
Prices on these works have been significantly reduced. There will be a preview of the works Wednesday through Friday (no pre-sales permitted). The sale begins when the doors open at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Art Store, Bridge Road Shops, 1013 Bridge Road. Hours Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any time by appointment. For more information, call 304-345-1038.
New Square Meal date
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Square Meal, a mini grant opportunity for artists in music, dance, visual, theater, literary and film, arts organizations and other creative projects, has rescheduled its Nov. 6 dinner and art project vote, which was canceled. The dinner and vote now will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at Little India Restaurant, 1604 Washington St. E.
Reservations for the meal cost $16 through Friday. Late reservations and pricing at the door will be $21. Reservations are limited to 50. Tickets can be purchased at www.artskv.org/sign-up (PayPal fees apply) or at the door.
The presentations for this event will be:
For additional information, visit artskv.org or email Na...@artskv.org.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.