Invitation to be one of our HS poetry Slam judges

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Invitation to be one of our HS poetry Slam judges
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Dear Poets and faithful supporters of poetry,

For the past 16 years, the Mendocino County branch of California Poets In the Schools (with the generous support of MCOE, participating teachers, students, the Arena Theater and Matheson Performing Arts Center) has hosted two high school poetry slams a year. And since the slam season is approaching, it is that time when I write to you and ask if you will judge one of our upcoming 2017 HS poetry slams.

I am looking for two sets of judges—one set (preferably 4 judges) for the coast poetry slam/Poetry Out Loud finals in Point Arena on Feb 7, and another set (3-4 judges) for the Countywide event in Mendocino on April 25 (both are Tuesdays).

COAST SLAM/POL COUNTY FINALS:
For the Coast slam (held at the Arena Theater, which will also serve as the Mendocino County Poetry Out Loud Finals), Tuesday, Feb 7 (Tues), 3:45pm
COUNTY SLAM (UHS, WHS, PAHS, MHS, AVHS, FBHS)
Matheson Performing ARts Center: Tuesday, April 25, 4pm

Please email me if you have questions or to say “yes, I would love to judge!” — and then let me know which slam you would like to help out with. And if you can’t do it (actually, even if you can), please pass this email on to others you think might be willing to help us out.

Thank you and here’s to another fabulous season of youth expression!

Blake More

Mendocino County CPITS area coordinator

884-9189
POETRY OUT LOUD/ COAST HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM

At 3:45pm, on Tuesday, February 7th at the Arena Theater in Point Arena, high school poets from Ukiah, Point Arena, and Mendocino will compete to become the Mendocino Poetry Out Loud champion. And immediately following, at approximately 4:30pm, teams from Point Arena, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Mendocino (maybe Willits and Anderson Valley?) will slam their original poetry at the 16th annual MCOE/CPITS Coast High School Poetry Slam. The event will be judged by four Mendocino County poets, with audience response influencing their decision. Join us at the Arena Theater in Point Arena in support of youth expression. These events are sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education, California Poets in the Schools, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts with the generous support of the Arena Theater, Surf Supermarket and Arena Market.

HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM
At 4pm, on Tuesday, April 25th at the Matheson Performing Arts Center at MHS, high school poets from Ukiah, Point Arena, Fort Bragg, and Mendocino will compete to become the Mendocino Poetry Out Loud champion. And immediately following, at approximately 4:30pm, teams from Point Arena, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Willits, Andersen Valley and Mendocino will slam their original poetry at the 16th annual MCOE/CPITS Coast High School Poetry Slam. The event will be judged by four Mendocino County poets, with audience response influencing their decision. Join us at the Arena Theater in Point Arena in support of youth expression. These events are sponsored by the Mendocino County Office of Education, California Poets in the Schools, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts with the generous support of the Mendocino High School, Harvest Market and local donors.

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