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  • KLRU Taping Hello, Vision+Voice Poets, Parents, and Teachers! Congratulations to all the poets for having your work selected for recognition in the 2017 Vision+Voice Poetry Contest! This year, over 400 poems were submitted to the contest from students all over Austin, so you should be proud of this accomplishment. I am so excited to see all of ...
  • 2017 Vision+Voice Poetry Videos Here are the KLRU videos of this year’s students reading their poems. Enjoy! We are busy sorting through lots of great photos and video from the Award Reception and promise we’ll have them posted soon. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to this website to be notified as soon as a new post appears!
  • 2017 Award Reception Video Want to re-live the Vision+Voice Award Reception? Here’s your chance! This is the live-stream video that ACC broadcast during the event on April 28. Please feel free to download and share this video. Sorry, you’ll have to provide your own snacks to enjoy while viewing this. We couldn’t figure out a way to include a link to ...
  • Welcome to a new year! Welcome to a new year of Vision+Voice! We will begin taking submissions of this year’s poems on October 10. Stay tuned!
  • Vision+Voice Award Reception Master of Ceremonies We are thrilled to announce that our Master of Ceremonies for this year’s Award Reception is Brad Richard, chair of the creative writing program at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans. “As a poet, a teacher, and an advocate for young writers, I’m delighted to be part of this celebration of these poets,” says Richard. “There are few things ...
  • Vision+Voice Poetry Reading at Malvern Books Dec. 4 Vision+Voice is fortunate to have some great support from the Austin community, and one of our favorite community partners is Malvern Books. Not only do they display the most recent set of V+V posters in their store for the entire month of December, but they also host the annual Vision+Voice Poetry Reading every December. It’s ...
  • 2016-17 Winners! We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Vision+Voice poetry contest! First choice poems will be paired with art by an ACC art student to create posters, and all the winning poems will be collected into the 2016-17 anthology. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Vision+Voice Award Reception: Friday, April 28 6:30pm ACC Eastview Campus, ...
  • The night you’ve been waiting for Hello, Vision+Voice fans and families! Here’s some information so you know what to expect at tonight’s Award Reception. Our overall goal is to make the Vision+Voice honorees feel like rock-stars at the award reception. We want the students to see themselves as artists whose expression of self is important to the world. We will have a great buffet ...
  • Submissions for 2016-17 have closed! Thanks to all our poets, teachers, and parents! We appreciate your support. We are hard at work processing  submissions to get them published here on the Vision+Voice site. Check back, read some poems, and rate your favorites! Attention Poets!!! Please check your poems to be sure they appear the way you intended. Let us know if you ...
  • 2018 Vision+Voice Contest Dates! Hello, Poets! We hope you’re enjoying your Summer break and thought you’d like to know some important dates for the upcoming school year. Submissions for the 2017-18 contest will be accepted from September 15, 2017 through January 12, 2018. Winners will be announced February 1, 2018. We can’t wait to read your new poems!
  • V+V Deadline Extension Vision+Voice has extended the deadline for submissions until Jan. 27th! Get your poem on! Vision+Voice offers K through 12 students a literacy experience that celebrates creativity and expression. It also fosters multiple venues for students to become published authors, with greater access to share their work with audiences. Students are free to determine the topic and type of poem to ...
  • 2017 The Interviews This year I had the honor of being among some of the most talented young creative writers in Austin. Young people of all ages crowded a banquet room brimming with beautiful floral bouquets, dressed tables, and a mini red carpet just for them. Vision + Voice has had an impressive 4 year run and as the years go by the number of student poetry writers increases and amazes. I had a chat with several of these young writers and couldn’t help but fawn over the mix of adorable and well thought out interview answers, many of which impressed me.