POETRY FINALS: June Hill of Homestead High School and Lillia Jones of Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City will compete in the state Poetry Out Loud finals Saturday in Indianapolis. The winner will have an opportunity to compete in the national finals in April.
ART AWARDS: Fort Wayne Museum of Art has announced the regional award recipients for the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for grades 7th through 12th. Local American Visions nominees are Jocelyn Cooley, Carroll High School; Phobos Hoang, Canterbury High School; Jessica Keller, Northrop High School; and Josephine Storey, Maple Creek Middle School. American Voices nominees are Elena Chen and Nathan Phuong, both of Homestead High School. An awards ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center. For a complete list of winners, go to www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do.
FILM DISCUSSION: Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., will have question and answer film discussion after the film screening of “Come as You Are” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21.
BOOK PUBLISHED: North Manchester author Drema Drudge has published her novel, “Victorine,” by Fleur-de-Lis Press. The book, which will be released March 17, is about the real-life model for Edouard Manet's paintings, such as “Olympia,” in 1860s Paris. A book launch will take place March 21 at KenapocoMocha in North Manchester.
ARTS AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS: University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will have visual arts and music technology workshops for high school students and teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost is $20 per student; teachers can attend for free. For more information or to register, go to bit.ly/socaspring2020.
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