2023 POETRY & PROSE DATES:
Tuesday, March 14 thru Friday, March 17
Tuesday, March 21 thru Thursday, March 23
Three sessions daily: 9:00 am, 10:15 am, & 11:30 am
Location: Tulare County Office of Education - 6200 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia
Grade Levels: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Register your school and request your preferred date/time HERE!
Please be sure to note if your school is sharing transportation with another school.
There is no fee to participate in this event.
Poetry & Prose ON-STAGE is one of our longest-running student events, having been held at TCOE for 38 years! This oral interpretation celebration has grown into a seven-day event with over 1,400 kindergarten through eighth-grade students performing their poetry & prose selections before an appreciative audience of family, friends, teachers and judges.
Students may perform as a solo, duo, small group (3-5) or large group (6-10). Knowledgeable, experienced judges evaluate each performance based on their preparation, gestures, expressions, articulation, sincerity/poise and communication skills (sample judges sheet). Every student receives a beautiful personalized certificate with their award of Good, Very Good, Excellent, or Superior before they leave the event. This event is free and open to the public - family and friends are encouraged to attend.
• Each school may register up to six performance groups, with a total of 25 students maximum.
Coaches must register their groups at https://pnp.tcoe.org/ by February 17, 2023.
• No costumes or props are allowed including hats/headbands etc (school spirit t-shirts are permitted)
• Material must be age-appropriate and suitable for a K-8 event (no questionable language / violent content etc.)
• Recitations in languages other than English are allowed and encouraged!
• Performances are limited to a 5-minute maximum.
Looking for suitable and engaging material for your students? Check out our TCOE Poetry & Prose Resource books. You'll find favorite Poetry & Prose selections for all ages collected from teachers at this event over the years.
For more information contact Brook Killingsworth: email@example.com or (559) 733-6326
Tulare County Office of Education
Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091