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My Turn: This national winner speaks Out Loud

The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) is Alaska's state arts agency, and our mission is to foster the development of arts for all Alaskans through grants, partnerships, education, and specific programs.
Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

West Anchorage High School senior Maeva Ordaz has made it to the final round of the National Poetry Out Loud Championships taking place this week in Washington D.C.
Registration opens for Tutka Bay Writers Retreat

...nonmembers.This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.For more information, visit
Ordaz repeats as Poetry Out Loud champ

...students selected poems from an anthology of more than 700 classic and contemporary works, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation as a resource for the program. During the competition, they are judged by a number...
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What's happening this week

THEATER Opera to Go's "Cunning Little Vixen," 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, Thunder Mountain High School. An opera in three acts by Leo? Janacek, with an orchestral reduction by William Todd Hunt.
My Turn: Cheer 'Out Loud' for poetry

...pace since its inception. Poetry Out Loud was begun under the leadership of Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 2003 through 2009. It provides a grant to the arts agency in each state or territory, a basic...
Five ways to celebrate poetry month

...Booksellers Association, American Library Association, Graywolf Press, National Council of Teachers of English, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Papyrus, Random House, and Scholastic.
My Turn: Alaska saves pennies by axing values

...socialist realism. But you'd never know that by the way conservative politicians have frequently attacked the National Endowment for the Arts ever since President Reagan attempted to abolish it in 1981. Each of these proposed budget cuts amount to...
Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 10 in Juneau

...published by the University of Alaska Press.The Poetry Out Loud competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national arts education program that encourages the study of poetry...
A big night in the arts

If creative energy showed up as visible light, the glow emanating from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Thursday night would easily be bright enough to be seen by passing satellites in space.


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