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#Virtualandia! 2021: YOUTH POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible Portland metro area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition, and to win prizes like the title of #Virtualandia Slam Champion and corresponding $1,000 Visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight on Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will advance to our April 29, 2021 grand slam championship event. During the grand slam, these ten students will have their poems professionally recorded, aired, and scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition, identifying a top five and our next Grand Slam Champion. Tickets for…

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Submission Deadline: #Virtualandia 2021

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible* Portland-area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition presented by Literary Arts. Competitors will take to the mic for a chance to win prizes including the title of #Virtualandia slam champion and corresponding $1,000 visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will be selected to advance and qualify for our April 29, 2021 grand slam event. These ten students will have their poems professionally recorded and aired during the grand slam event to be scored by…

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WITS Reading: Parkrose High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held in a local café or bookstore. With distance learning, we look forward to hosting our reading on Zoom and invite you to join us in celebrating these students and their work. This end-of-residency reading will feature students who worked with WITS writers Carolina Goméz-Montoya, Matt Smith, and WITS apprentice CJ Wiggan. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeChrDksH9yeN1iWNV6EdY4e9eBe_qFU After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining…

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WITS Student Reading: Wilson High School

Culmination of the Wilson High School Writers in the Schools (WITS) residencies. Listen to Wilson students read their original creative writing to peers, parents, and community members.

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WITS End of Residency Readings: Gresham High School

Gresham High School students read their inspiring and original creative writing, celebrating the end of their Writers in the Schools residencies.

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Orpheus 2019 Night Four

Featured writers: Christopher Ryan Gonzalez, Marissa Korbel, Erika Worth

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Orpheus 2019 Night Three

Featured Writers: Shannon Brazil, Daria Eckhardt Eliuk, Aaron Gilbreath, Sophia Shalmiyev, Kristi Straight

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Verselandia! East Side Slam

Literary Arts’ Youth Programs presents the first annual Verselandia! East Side Slam. Cheer on high school students in your community as they perform original poetry in front of a panel of judges. Students from participating East Multnomah County high schools will be competing at this event. Following the same rules as national poetry slams, students must perform original work without props, costumes, or music in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Using a scale of one to ten, the judges will rate both the performance and the writing of each student. Please note that high school students may use adult language and explore adult themes. This event is free and open to the public. Please share with your community and join…

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Orpheus 2019 Night Two

Featured writers: Jude Brewer, Omar El Akkad, Jewels Pedersen, Laura Moulton, Ben Parzybok.      

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2019 Orpheus

Featured writers: Ash Good, Celeste Gurevich, Nastashia Minto, Skyler Reed

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