Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council - CT Center for the Book and Poetry Out Loud

Nov 15, 2013


The Connecticut Center for the Book is the CT affiliate to the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book. The mission of the CT Center for the Book is to provide access to the written and spoken word to readers, writers, residents and visitors to CT.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. Students who participate in Poetry Out Loud master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. This program is coordinated by the CT Center for the Book in collaboration with the CT Office of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Amanda Roy is the Program Officer for the Public Humanities Programs for the Connecticut Humanities and she joins us to tell us more about these two great programs.