WVIA celebrates National Poetry Month with the 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

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Airs Tuesday, April 7 at 7p on WVIA-TV.

April is National Poetry Month and WVIA is celebrating all month long. Each weekday in April at 1 p.m. WVIA-FM will feature regional high school students reading poems from the 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition which will be broadcast on television on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

In February top regional high school students participated in the 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. A total of 6 students participated with the winner advancing to the state competition in Harrisburg, PA.

The students featured are Maggie Gilbertson from Dallas Area High School, Gannon Palmiter from Holy Cross High School, Chiara Demelfi from MMI Prep, Marisa Vaness from Montrose Area High School, Olivia Romano from Tunkhannock Area High School, and Chyanne Kemp from Wallenpaupack Area High School.

The 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition is sponsored the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit (NEIU #19) and WVIA Public Media and is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Lackawanna County, National Endowment for the Arts, Artworks and The Poetry Foundation.

Encore presentations of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud Regional competition can be seen Sunday, April 12 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

For more information on Poetry Out Loud, click here

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