Border Voices Events & Poetry Fair

The 2018 – 25th annual Border Voices “Virtual” ITV Poetry Fair

was a great success!

Photos will be posted soon.

Flash Backs:

The First Annual
San Diego Festival of Books 

August 26, 2017 at Liberty Station

In partnership with San Diego Literacy & The Union Tribune we had music by harpist, Kathleen Hartshorne and Jim Moore and poetry by students and teachers. Later we performed on stage at the Children’s Pavilion.

Mikaela Ellen Little FoxMikaela Ellen, Spreckels Elementary,  Grade 3, reading her poem, “Little Fox,” to be published in the California Poets in the Schools anthology this year.  Poetry Teacher: Seretta Martin, Classroom Teacher: Millie Weil.

Background, Center: Chris Vanoy, “The Beat Poet of San Diego,” did a wonderful recital of Lewis Carol’s poem, “Jabberwocky.”

JansunJason Xiao, Speckles Elementary, Grade 4, reading his award winning poem, “Me and the Ducks,” -Boston Public Gardens. Award: First Place Upper Division. Poet Teacher: Seretta Martin, Classroom Teacher: Elizabeth Stewart.

Dorothy MauDorothy Mau, Spreckels elementary, Grade 3, reading her award winning poem, “The Goddess.” Award: Third Place Lower Division. Poet Teacher: Seretta Martin, Classroom Teacher: Elizabeth Stewart.

Claudia and student poetDanahi Martinez, George Washington Carver Elementary, Grade 4, reading her award winning poet, “A World of My Own.” Award: Third Place Upper Division.
Poet Teacher: Claudia Poquoc, Classroom Teacher: Carolyn Frumm.

Kathleen and Jim Harp and GuitarKathleen Hartshorne HarpMusicians: Kathleen Heartshorne and Jim Moore at
the Inaugural San Diego Festival of Books 2017, Border Voices Poetry booth.



The 24th annual Border Voices
Poetry Fair was
May 19, 2017 
at ITV Studios

San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road

Onstage, four poets-teachers and Jack Webb shared poetry and insight with award-winning students who are graduates of the new, expanded Border Voices program. During the filming the audience was student poets from the workshop and their parents. 

Four TV shows were filmed and will be televised in July and throughout the year on ITV, Ch. 16
to 850,000 households and 15,000 classrooms.

Shows at 10a.m., 11a.m., 12 noon & 1p.m.

Border Voices 2017 Fair Schedule ITV

2016 anthology:

Memories of Beauty – Like Light on Flowing Water

Border Voices Order Form 2016 order

Border Voices Virtual Poetry Fair 2016

took place at the ITV Studios May 26th 

San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Rd.,
San Diego, CA 92111

Award-Winning students with Poet Teachers  & Jack Webb, Founding Director

Click here to watch Show 1

Click here to watch Show 2