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April 4, 2017

12th Annual Voice2Youth Poetry Slam

Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 pm Poetry competition showcasing 3rd—12th grade students, Book sale, Music and more Admission is free and donations will be appreciated.  For more information call (817) 306-4441   Poetry Slam Registration    

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Word of the Day

char

Word Formverb
DefinitionBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color.
Synonymsblacken, sear, scorch
UsageThe fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece, and my mother had to hire a painter to cover up the discoloration.

Arts & Literature in School

Fight for Literacy

Fight for Literacy and the Arts

The Voice2Youth™ poets and artists in-school project is an expansion of our after school programs.  It provides long-term TEKS-aligned literacy residencies at Title 1 schools in Tarrant County.

The story behind the photo:

Many students thought poetry was always serious and sad.  To broaden their awareness, their instructor played a podcast from 1974 with Howard Cosell interviewing Muhammad Ali.  Not only did it make the students laugh, they learned more about the concept of rhyme and gained a new communication skill called humor.

Poetry is about more than poetry!