Poetry Moves Season Four Launch Celebration
Sunday, July 15, 2017
Farmers Market Music Stage
Esther Short Park
This event is a public reading of student poems selected for the fourth season of Poetry Moves, featuring poems written by students in Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna’s Poets in the Schools program whose work has been selected to appear on C-Tran buses from July–December 2017
Congratulations to all of our student poets:
James B., 4th grade, Hearthwood Elementary
Gavin B., 4th grade, Hearthwood Elementary
Brooklyn C., 2nd grade, Hough Elementary
Ellie G., 8th grade, Amboy Middle School
Allison K., 5th Grade, Union Ridge Elementary School
Kaylee K., 5th grade, Union Ridge Elementary School
Berenice L-P., 6th grade, Discovery Middle School
Jacob R., 8th grade, Amboy Middle School
Johanny S., 6th grade, Discovery Middle School
Christina S., 11th grade, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
JOIN US FOR THIS WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF LOCAL STUDENT POETS
Season Four of Poetry Moves will once again feature ten young poets from the schools visited by the poets in Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna’s Poets in the Schools Program. The workshops were led by April Bullard, Christopher Luna, Jim Martin, and Morgan Hutchinson. Christopher Luna supervised the instructors, and Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Toni Partington managed and supported the team.
On July 15, we will celebrate the students whose poems were chosen with a special reading at the Vancouver Farmers Market Music Stage in Esther Short Park. Each student’s poem will be read aloud. Those students who cannot be present will be acknowledged by one of the instructors from the Poets in Schools Program. The student poems will appear on C-Tran buses through December 2017.
When Christopher Luna was named Poet Laureate for Clark County in 2013, he launched a poets in the schools program that sends local writers into Clark County schools to lead poetry workshops aimed at showing children that poetry can be meaningful, magical, and fun. The program has received grant support from Humanities Washington and the Arts of Clark County.
Arts of Clark County Chair Karen Madsen made contact with C-Tran and laid the groundwork for the Poetry Moves program. Her husband Cameron Suttles designed the channel cards for the buses. The first and third season of the program featured poems from ten Clark County poets, eight of whom were selected by Luna and his wife and Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Toni Partington as judges of a countywide contest. Season Two featured students from the Poets in the Schools Program.
POETRY MOVES is a project of C-Tran, Arts of Clark County, and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna.
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