Poetry & Prose ON-STAGE
Poetry & Prose
Poetry & Prose

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: brookk@tcoe.org or (559) 733-6326

- 2023 Poetry & Prose flyer.pdf
- 2023 Poetry & Prose permission slip
- 2023 Poetry & Prose School Schedule

Poetry & Prose
Poetry & Prose