Promotional image for the Seventh Annual Out Loud! Festival.

For seven years, Dr. Ricia Chansky, along with her skilled Student Coordinators, have organized the annual Out Loud! Festival. It has given Advanced English II students the opportunity to hone their critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills by combining literature and creativity into board games, stories, art, and other media.

The Festival is open to all students in the Advanced English II course and continues to see over 100 students participate annually and more than 500 members of the UPRM community visit throughout the day. Laura García de la Noceda and Sophia Melissa Caraballo, amongst other Student Coordinators, oversaw the production of a video this year detailing what the festival is, its purpose, and how students expressed themselves in the last Festival. You can view the videos with English or Spanish subtitles by visiting the English Department YouTube channel or by clicking the links below:

Spanish Subtitle Version

For more information, please contact Dr. Ricia Chansky at or visit the Out Loud! website.

This event is free and open to the public.