C-TRAN and Arts of Clark County launch the second phase of Poetry Moves with readings by student poets at Esther Short Park on July 3...

C-TRAN, Lamar Transit Advertising, the Arts of Clark County and local Poet Laureate Christopher Luna are launching the second phase of Poetry Moves during the Farmer's Market at 10 AM on July 3 in the Music Pavilion at Esther Short Park. The event will showcase the work of local student poets, ranging in age from third through 12th grades. All selected students will have an opportunity to publicly read their work during the July 3 event. As with the first phase, this second phase displays their work on all C-TRAN buses. 

Christopher Luna applied and received a grant from the Arts of Clark County for his Poets in the Schools program, which provided supplies and a very small honorarium for four poets to work with at least one Clark County school. As it was, the poets worked with a total of six schools and a total exceeding 250 students on multiple days and weeks. At the conclusion of their work in the classroom, the students provided their poems to the visiting poets. The poet team met to review the student poems, and selected 10 that they thought best represented poetic structure, content, rhythm and verse. 

For more information on the Arts of Clark County and Christopher Luna, please visit the Arts of Clark County website at Arts of Clark County


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