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January 31, 2003
Janine Marnien Krystal Tremain approached the microphone with little hesitation and proceeded to read her poem titled "Chili Mountain" to a room full of her peers and their parents. She was one of about 22 students sharing their verses Wednesday night at a poetry reading and "coffee house" at Mountain Avenue Elementary School. Put on by the Extended Learning Program, the night was meant to capitalize on the students' interest in poetry expressed earlier in the school year.
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NEWS
December 13, 2000
Judy Seckler HOOVER HIGH -- The Hoover High School drama department will present a holiday cabaret "Winter Holiday Cafe" from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Hoover Little Theatre Room 104. The performance is free to the public. The variety format includes students performing songs, comedy, skits, poetry and dance. About 15 students from the advanced drama class will be joined by seven teachers from the faculty band playing various instruments and singing.
NEWS
January 12, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Award-winning poet Charles Harper Webb will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Webb is a Glendale resident who teaches English at Cal State Long Beach. His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. His latest book, "Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies," was published in November. His 1997 and 1999 books books were honored with literary prizes.
NEWS
June 30, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The Glendale Host Lions Club has been recognized for its contributions to the Glendale Unified School District. The club was awarded the Burtis E. Taylor Community Education Award Tuesday at the district's Board of Education meeting. The annual award, named after the district's first superintendent, recognizes individuals and community organizations for their involvement or sponsorship of education programs. The Lions Club has sponsored the Middle and High School Poetry contests, the High School Journalism Contest and the Middle School Instrumental Music Concert, among other things.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 24, 2012
English isn't Ara Armain's first language, or his second. But that didn't stop the trilingual Glendale High School senior from recently advancing to the semifinal round of an English-language poetry competition. The winners of the International Poetry Contest, sponsored by World Poetry Movement, an organization dedicated to promoting the work of amateur writers, will be announced on Feb. 1. “I was thrilled,” Armain, 19, said of receiving notice earlier this month that he had been named one of 300 semifinalists up for the $1,000 grand prize.
NEWS
May 25, 2002
Two young women from the Glendale area will compete as state finalists in the Miss California Sweetheart Pageant this weekend at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Ronika Manukyan, 10, is the daughter of Anatoly and Marina Manukyan of Glendale. She is a fourth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary School. Her activities are entering talent and photogenic contests, dancing, singing, drawing and poetry. Brittany B. G. Benson, 9, is the daughter of Michael Benson and Gigi Grossman, owners of Mobile Vet in Glendale.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Eskarlet Kariman, a 14-year-old freshman at Glendale High, was inspired by the many different kinds of people who live in the city to write a poem about American freedom. And Eskarlet's poem, titled "Peace and Equality," tied for first place in a "My Piece of the Dream" poetry contest sponsored by Glendale High School's Black Students Assn. in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday Monday. "There's Armenians, Koreans, Hispanics, blacks and whites living here.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Anahid Keshishian is quick to point out that her latest stage venture is not a poetry reading, even though the actors will be reading poetry. "It's very theatrical, it's very visual," said Keshishian, the creator and director of "They Were Poets," a play featuring Armenian poetry translated into English. "It's a risky thing to do, taking poems and making them into theater, because it's an emotional roller coaster. They go from the jubilee of a wedding to a funeral, and then to erotic love songs.
NEWS
May 6, 2004
Local school hosts poetry night LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Mountain Avenue Elementary School will present its second annual Poetry Coffee House student reading beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at Higley's Coffee House, 714 Foothill Blvd. More than 40 poets from grades two through six will read their poems, ranging in style from metered rhyme to free verse. The students are from Mountain Avenue's Extended Learning Program. The event is free and open to the public.
NEWS
December 10, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta DOWNTOWN -- Ara Babaian wants you to know what it's like to grow up living between two cultures. Born in Iraq but raised in the U.S. and steeped in Armenian culture, the 26-year-old Glendale resident offers a glimpse of his experience through his poems, nine of which have been published in "Birthmark: A Bilingual Anthology of Armenian-American Poetry." Babaian and four other poets featured in the anthology will be reading some of their works and signing the book at the Glendale Public Library Saturday.
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