Greetings all POL teachers! Jennifer and I feel like we’ve made big steps toward the Poetry Out Loud finals next March: we’ve finished the Teacher Orientations! Thanks to all who attended. It was a joy to meet you all, and you trained us as much as we trained you.
We still have a few meetings planned with teachers who couldn’t get to one of the orientations, and we stand ready to help those of you new to the competition. Call us! Write us! (Just don’t tweet me—the twittersphere is still alien territory to me.)
Most of you have the new Teacher’s Guides by now. We still have a few left over if any of you NEED more in order to make your POL school competition a flawless experience.
We are now recruiting our judges—never a dull moment here at NHPOL Central!
A number of dates to be aware of:
STUDENT POETRY CLINIC
Sunday, February 23rd – Holderness School, Plymouth (snow 2/22)
REGIONAL SEMIFINAL COMPETITIONS
March 4th - UNH, Durham (snow TBD)
March 5th – Jean’s Playhouse, Lincoln (snow 3/6/14)
March 7th – Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester (snow, 3/11/14)
March 10th – New England College, Henniker (snow, 3/11/14)
STATE FINAL COMPETITION
Thursday, March 13th - Statehouse, Concord (snow, 3/17/14)
‘til soon: Andrew