2012 Spring Humanities Series: American Sign Language Poets

April 12, 2012,
2:00 am to 3:30 am

Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, OR

Questions: Call (541) 506-6047
Cost: Free, suggested donation $5

About the Event

The Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) in Salem, Oregon, is a participant in the national Poetry Out Loud competition which focuses on students and their ability to interpret, memorize and deliver poetry to an audience.


  • Maxwell Dexter (OSD senior), OSD’s Poetry Out Loud School Champion and qualifier for the state competition
  • Ben Mendez (OSD junior), OSD’s Poetry Out Loud Runner-up
  • Robert J. Rich, OSD literature teacher and ASL poet
  • Gayle Robertson, OSD drama and art teacher, Poetry Out Loud school coordinator, and presentation interpreter

2012 Spring Humanities Series

This program is part of the 2012 Spring Humanities Series, "Voices Less Heard" presented by Columbia Gorge Community College and Gorge Literacy.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant programs. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support Oregon’s arts, heritage, and the humanities.

Local support provided by: CGCC Foundation, Friends of The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, C.H. Urness Motor Co., Griffith Motors, Les Schwab Tire Center, NW Natural, Orchard View Farms, & Ray Schultens Motors