Poetry Out Loud

 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR: Are you a high school teacher administrator? Are you a parent or grandparent who would like your high schooler to get involved with Poetry Out Loud?

Please contact us. Now is an excellent time to get started for Poetry Out Loud next year.

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Download/See This Year’s Poster in PDF

A National Competition
that begins in San Diego County
A Program of the National Endowment for the Arts
and California Arts Council

Poetry Out Loud begins at the schools. School winners advance to the Regional Competition and one regional winner advances to the State Competition in Sacramento. The California State Winner competes in Washington D.C.

THE BASICS:

    • Open to students in grades 9 – 12
    • Poems must be selected from the Poetry Out Loud anthology
    • Students must prepare 3 poems at State & National level
    • Teacher Tool-Kits Available (currently only last year’s is available but this will be a good start and we will link to new one when it is uploaded by the state)
    • Final School competitions must be completed by January 31, 2017 (WOL is happy to assist with school competitions upon request)
    • Regional Finals February 7, 2017 at San Diego Central Library 
    • Regional Competition will be coordinated by Write Out Loud
    • State Finals TBA in Sacramento

Please contact us at writeoutloudsd@gmail.com if you would like to participate, receive a teacher tool-kit or if you have questions.

We are here to help you inspire your students to learn to love poetry.
 SD County Winner 2015: Shelby Becker
Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and The California Arts Council
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Poetry Out Loud provides opportunities for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to read and recite poetry with their peers listening.
• Open to students in grades 9–12
• No cost to students or teachers
• Poems must be selected from the Poetry Out Loud anthology
• Students prepare THREE poems for competition
• Coaches and Poets available
• Teacher Tool-Kits Available
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