Clark County High School Students Are Invited To Present Original Poems During


Las Vegas Book Festival




LAS VEGAS – August 16, 2017 – Clark County high school students are invited to participate in Las Vegas Book Festival’s Spark! Poetry Writing and Recitation Competition. Participants will present at the Poetry Tent from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.21, 2017 at Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St. To join, students must complete a registration form by Saturday, Sept. 30. 




            Participating students will be asked to prepare three original poems to be judged by a panel of poets, authors, educators and other community members. A scoring rubric will be used to assign numerical values to the evaluation criteria. The top three highest scoring students will receive cash awards.



            For more information, visit or contact Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Director, Nevada Arts Council, at 702.486.3738 or