As Anita Brookner suggests, learning to write well is empowering! To be sure, many popular authors make a great deal of money with their writing (think of J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series). Evidently her writing has made her richer than the Queen of England! But writing--really--isn't about money. It's about learning who you are, exploring your ideas, finding what is deeply important to you. It's about finding ways to shape your own destiny. And what is more important than that?
Poetry Out Loud has a spoken word poetry contest for students that awards prizes totaling more than $100,000 at the state and national levels each year.
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