On Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18, the students of O.P. Earle Elementary and Landrum Middle School had the pleasure of working with
Poetry Alive. Poetry Alive’s performances are focused on connecting students to text. They operate using a two person team to deliver high energy and integrated performances. They bring poetry alive by engaging students to the learning process of poetry.
At Landrum Middle School, Poetry Alive performed for 6th grade Gifted and Talented students as well as 7th and 8th grade theatre students. Students who were incorporated into poetry performed aloud with Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. They covered multiple genres, covering poets like Poe, Dickenson, Shakespeare and some more modern poets. At O.P. Earle, Poetry Alive performed for the third and fifth grade students using adventure poems and classic poetry.
On Monday evening, students, teachers, families, and Poetry Alive were invited to the Landrum Depot for a Kessler Cultural Evening.
This residency is made possible through the Mary F. Kessler Fund of The
Polk County Community Foundation.
Goals of this grants are to:
in support of the arts, and to increase community and cultural
awareness by encouraging participation through this project.
and to enrich the lives of our local citizens through the arts.
arts integration through school-wide, district-wide and regional
during the school day, through Artists in Residence, and partnerships
with local art resources.
is designed around the focus of the Artist in Residence. The historic
Landrum Depot location was chosen to welcome more community involvement and to further support partnerships with Landrum businesses.