Each spring Pitt-Titusville partners with the Titusville Council on the Arts and the Titusville Area School District to offer the community a Day of Poetry in order to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. This initiative started over 30 years ago and it has seen many different formats, but the main goal of the partnership is to engage elementary, middle, high school, and college students in a poetry contest. The contest culminates in a Day of Poetry where UPT hosts a poet who offers a poetry reading of his or her own work, a writing workshop for UPT students and community members, and is the guest of honor at the evening awards ceremony which recognizes the winners of the poetry contest.
This year, Pitt-Titusville will host Rudy Francisco, a spoken word poet who combines activism and poetry to enlighten the minds of those who witness his performance.
This event is also sponsored by Pitt-Titusville, the Titusville Council on the Arts, and the Titusville Area School District. For more information contact Meredith Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.