Poetry Out Loud

| February 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A National Poetry Recitation Competition for High School Students

Students from throughout San Diego County will compete in Poetry Out Loud.

The National Poetry Foundation, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and managed in California by the California Arts Council and regionally, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and Write Out Loud, presents Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. San Diego Regional Finals take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5 at the San Diego Central Library, Joan ? Irwin Jacobs Common in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The Poetry Out Loud competition has been administered locally by San Diego nonprofit, since 2014. Under Write Out Loud’s direction, the program has grown from serving one school to nine schools, expanding its service area to include students from South Bay to East County. Each participating student selects and prepares three poems for presentation from the National Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud Anthology. http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems. This year hundreds of students are competing at the school level and top performers will compete for a chance to represent San Diego at the State Finals in Sacramento.

At this year’s Regional Finals, poems will be presented by finalists representing students from throughout San Diego County. Additional information can be found at www.writeoutloudsd.com.

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