Border Voices Events & Poetry Fair


Join us at the 26th annual
Border Voices “Virtual” Poetry Fair
Saturday, May 18, 2019

San Diego County Office of Education / ITV Studio
6401 Linda Vista Road


*Go behind the scenes to see how a live TV show produced
* Tour the control room
*Sit in the 
audience while the filming is happening
*Watch award-winning students on stage
chatting about poetry and receiving their awards
*Read your poems in the viewing studio during the Open Mic!
*Meet the Poet Teachers and Jack Webb, the director

*Enjoy light refreshments

Bring your family and friends


 << 2018 >>

25th annual Border Voices “Virtual” Poetry Fair
at the ITV studio was a great success!


The 2018 Border Voices Anthology


<< 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.