Registration opens for the national Poetry Out Loud 2021-22 competition

Oct. 5, 2021
The national Poetry Out Loud recitation competition engages thousands of Rhode Island high school students each year. It connects them to great works of poetry, and builds self-confidence and public recitation skills.
Annually, each high school holds competitions to select a school champion who will compete at the state level. Then, each state’s champion competes at the national level.
Participating schools receive curriculum resources including teaching artists’ workshops, an anthology of more than 1,000 works of poetry, lesson plans and access to expanded competition preparation materials.
Last year’s RI champion was Virginia Keister of Chariho Regional High School. She competed virtually at the national finals last May for prize money of $20,000.
Register your school by contacting:
Martha Lenihan Lavieri, Program Coordinator, at
401-282-0304, or
RISCA is accepting applications for artists for 2022 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE Gallery at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport.
The entry deadline is Sunday, Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m. For more information and to apply, email:
New exhibits have opened at Block Island and RI T.F. Green International airports’ galleries. The galleries are a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC).
GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green features Providence-based artists, Marjorie Hellman, Keri King and Wesley Sanders.
Bristol-based artist Kevin Calisto’s artwork is on display at the Block Island Airport.
Read more about the exhibits.
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) will hold its annual Idea Swap as a virtual event, Nov. 17-18.
The Idea Swap is a networking event for New England-based nonprofit cultural organizations and artists to share touring project ideas, including those that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s grant programs. Read more.
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