Young Audiences of Northeast Texas announces the 2015 Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools Contest, a project co-sponsored by InSpiritry, County Line Magazine, the Region VII Educational Service Center and the Rusk County Poetry Society.
For many years, InSpiritry founder Anne McCrady directed the Poetry in Schools Contest, a project of the Rusk County Poetry Society to honor young East Texas poets, in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Continuing that tradition, InSpiritry has joined Young Audiences of Northeast Texas, County Line Magazine, Rusk County Poetry Society and Region VII Service Center to co-sponsor the Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools contest! This program offers a wonderful enrichment opportunity for students that includes TEKS from several areas of language and fine arts.
Submissions are taken online from Northeast Texas area teachers from February 1 to March 1 through Young Audiences of Northeast Texas. Judging is done by local writers, poets and educators. The awards ceremony is held at the end of April with the 12th grade First Place winner receiving a $500 scholarship from the Rusk County Poetry Society.
NOTE: For interested teachers and students, Anne McCrady offers an InSpiritry workshops for teachers who want to better instruct their students on the art of writing poetry, as well as interactive writing sessions for students. Anne's presentations can be adapted for use as a classroom session, a keynote, a short presentation or an all day intensive workshop.