It was an exciting night filled with poems, art, music, and performances.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we held several poetry nights for middle school students and teens.

Students in grades 6-8 from PUSD LEARNS after school program share their own self-written poems on stage.  As part of a writing class called “The Spoken Word,” students worked on writing original poetry.  Some incorporated dance and movement, while others coordinated group performances.

Family and friends enjoyed the pleasure of watching their young poets take the stage–some for the very first time.  Reading poems aloud increases listening, language, cognitive, and emotional development.  It also boosts confidence and freedom of expression.

The event was held in the DRW Auditorium on April 17, 2014.



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