Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Exciting Poetry Event, May 5, 7:00pm

Compass Music and Arts Center, Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm

This year's Theme:  "What would Happen If..."

Please come to this community event - the second annual Poem in your Pocket Open Mic Event, co-sponsored by Compass Music and Arts Foundation and Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNESU). Throughout the months of April and May, K-6 students from RNESU elementary schools have visited (or will visit soon) Judith Reilly's retrospective exhibit, "The Girl with the Purple Hair" at Compass Music and Arts Center. Inspired by Judith's creative quilts and stories, students wrote creative pieces in response to one of Judith Reilly's most favorite open-ended questions, "What would Happen If...?" They were further inspired by her quilts and wrote more and more...until poems emerged!  

Now, students, their families, and members of the community-at-large are invited to this open mic poetry reading. Students are invited to read their pieces - and the public is also invited to recite favorite poems that match this theme of creativity and imagination. 

2016 Winners of RNESU's K-6 annual poetry contest will be announced.  Please come and enjoy the creative words of young poets - amongst the creative sights and sounds of Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, Vermont. Bring your creative words to this event, or share words of your favorite poet! You will be surrounded by the inspiring and whimsical quilts of Judith Reilly - and joined by others who value the playful antics of words and poetry.

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