Stuart’s Opera House Presents a Poetry Out Loud Workshop

Stuart’s Opera House Presents a Poetry Out Loud Workshop!

NELSONVILLE, OHIO — Are you looking for free ways to enrich your high school poetry curriculum and meet your Common Core and NCTE benchmarks at the same time? In need of a new approach to engaging indifferent teenagers? Interested in providing a public speaking experience for your students that deepens their grasp of language and offers them the opportunity to earn prize money? In search of a worthwhile activity that demonstrates your own community involvement? If you answered yes to any of the above, please come to a Poetry Out Loud Teacher Training Workshop this fall! Poetry Out Loud is a free high school poetry recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, and offered in partnership with state arts agencies nationwide. It has a pyramid structure, beginning at the classroom level and culminating in a national competition with large prizes. Teachers register for the program, and their students choose poems to memorize and recite from a huge online anthology of great poetry. The program helps introduce students to our shared literary heritage in poetry while giving them public speaking experience and increasing their self-confidence.


Our workshop presenters will share their expertise on using POL in the classroom, including how to launch the program, organize a contest, engage students, and coach them toward their best performance. Certificates will be provided for workshop participants to claim CEU credits.  


Stuart’s Opera House will host a FREE training workshop for all past, current, and prospective Poetry Out Loud teachers in Nelsonville, Ohio on Wednesday, October 10th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The workshop will take place at 30 Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio Register for the workshop by contacting Emily Prince, POL’s regional coordinator, at 740-753-1924 or We encourage advance registration but walk-ins are welcome. The workshop venue is ADA accessible – check with Emily if you have questions. Registration for Poetry Out Loud is open to all Ohio high schools at For more information on the national program, visit



For more information, contact:

Brian Koscho

Marketing Director

Stuart’s Opera House

46 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH

(740) 753-1924