Judging the Poetry Out Loud Regional Contest–how I got through it

Once again this year I judged a regional Poetry Outloud contest. It’s sponsored by The Poetry Foundation, State art agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s now in its sixth year of national competition. Melissa Crockett Mustain, director of The Jacoby Art Center in Alton, organized the event. I love that the students…

Jacoby Art Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Style…Alton Writers Guild Adds Panache

Alton Writers Guild, Regional Poetry Out Loud winners, and The Calhoun Entertainment Company performing a scene from Nunsense” kicked off the celebration. The Kevin Lucas Orchestra performed international music with gonzo band leader playing the marimba. Let me fan myself, Sister!