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Drive By Poetry at Benny's Drive By Poetry at Benny's

Children from several St. Landry Parish schools will be providing drive-by poetry over the next couple of weeks.

Drive-by poetry is "a dramatic literary performance that takes place in a public location to bring poetry into our everyday lives," according to organizers of the Festival of Words.

The 10th annual event includes several  public performances by parish school children, who will be performing the writings of featured festival authors Darrell Bourque, Allison Joseph & Patricia Smith.

This year's drive-by poetry includes students from the Magnet Academy of Cultural Arts  and Sunset Elementary.  The event gives students the opportunity to become familiar with a contemporary poet and to try their hand with "street performance."  As they perform poems, they will also distribute information about the Festival of Words, which takes place November 2, 3 and 4. 

Today, students performed at Benny's Grocery and Raising Cane's in Opelousas. To see the schedule, scroll down. 

To learn more about the festival, click here.
Oct 24
Java Square
103 W Landry St, Opelousas, LA 70570
Time: 3:30 -- 5:30 p.m.
Students from Magnet Academy of Cultural Arts (MACA)
November 4: Throughout Grand Coteau and Sunset.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(MACA) and Sunset Elementary Students

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