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Poetry Out Loud National Contest

April 30 May 2

Black and White Poetry Out Loud Logo with Microphone and the words:A partnership of National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Out Loud National Contest will be held at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC from April 30 to May 2, 2024.

The Illinois State Contest Winner will compete against students from every state, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country.  This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.  It is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

More information available at www.poetryoutloud.org.


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Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037 United States
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