Haliburton News.ca
"SCORE and the Dead Poets gather at The Dominion Hotel"

ckut.ca 90.3FM July 21, 2011
Doug Pugh talked about SCORE! with Jeffrey Mackie.

County Voice, July 14, 2011
"Alive and dead poets SCORE!"

Highlands.ca covers it first!

Picture








PRESS RELEASE

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A fundraising event for Artists in the Schools, an Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands project.

First annual 20 hours for Art MARATHON OF POETRY and SONG
Wednesday, July 20 to Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Dominion Hotel, Minden, ON
6 am Wednesday to 2 am Thursday


Join local and international poets as they read non-stop for 20 hours at the Dominion Hotel -- the oldest operating hotel in Haliburton County, and one of the oldest operating hotels in Ontario. This event is being presented as a partnership between the Haliburton Highlands Writers' and Editors' Network (HHWEN), the Dominion Hotel, the Conjurers of County Town and TheRightEyedDeer Press, with the generous assistance of Arts Alive Minden.

Broadcast live over the internet, Live and Dead poets will read local, famous and soon-to-be-famous poetry throughout the day and night. Drop by to listen. Take the stage and read one of your favourite poems and snag some free food. Door prizes and surprises galore. SCORE! is also looking to appoint the first-ever Minden Poet Laureate. Details of the competition, open to poets from around the world, are available on the SCORE! web site.

All donations received will go to support the Artists in the Schools project. The Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands began the Artists in the Schools Program in 2004 and has been providing opportunities for children in elementary schools to learn from artists who live in their community. Sessions are offered by ceramic artists, puppeteers, actors, musicians, dancers, painters, sculptors, print-markers, percussionists, jewellery artists, storytellers, writers of prose and poetry, artist blacksmiths, glass blowers, and fabric artists.

The Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands strives to provide a strong voice for the arts in Haliburton County; to serve as a catalyst for community economic development through the arts; and, through the facilitation of collaborative relationships among artists, organizations, businesses and government, contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and community life.

For more information, please call Donna Gagnon at 705-457-8033 or email donna@haliburtonarts.on.ca