Border Voices Events & Poetry Fair


The 26th annual
Border Voices “Virtual”
ITV Poetry Fair
Saturday, May 18, 2019
was a 
funfilled success!

ITV TAB IN THE MENU OF THIS SITE!                                                                            

Enjoy the photos:

Jack Viewing Room audience      Families & friends watched the live shows in the Viewing Studio while they
were being filmed in the adjacent studio.

San Diego County
Office of Education
ITV Studios
6401 Linda Vista Road

What happened at the fair?

Risa the Poetry Clown created balloon sculptures,
face paintings and
read her children’s 

went behind the scenes on Control Room Tours…

…they watched award-winning students on TV read their poems and chat with featured seasoned adult poets about poetry 

Published student poets read during the Open Mike in the Viewing Studio 

Parents met the Poet-Teachers and the Director, Jack Webb with his co-hosts, grandsons
Eli, Luke & Jovyn

Everyone enjoyed  yummy refreshments 

Happy Published Student

Girl Enjoying the Fair

Student with Johnnierenee

Open Mike 

Shy Open Mike Reader

Teachers Lori Huntsman and Daren Bear

Proud classroom teacher! 

Laughing Student Open Mike

Parents Closeup at Open Mike


Katie Our Sweet Refreshment Hostess

Risa Face Painting

Risa-edited blurb———————————————————————————

<< 2017 >>

The First Annual
San Diego Festival of Books 

August 26, 2017 at Liberty Station

In partnership with San Diego Literacy & The San Diego 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, poses after reading her poem, “Little Fox,”  published in the California Poets in the Schools anthology.  Poetry Teacher: Seretta Martin, Classroom Teacher: Millie Weil.

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

JansunJason Xiao, Spreckels 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

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 included student poets from the workshop and their parents. 

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

Border Voices 2017 Fair Schedule ITV

<< 2016 >>

2016 Border Voices Anthology

Memories of Beauty – Like Light on Flowing Water

Border Voices Order Form 2016 order

Border Voices Virtual Poetry Fair 2016

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

Click here to watch Show 1

Click here to watch Show 2

To  order an anthology, please call 619/847-8714.