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Poetry Out Loud

An arts education program to encourage the study of great poetry


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SCSC is the statewide host for Poetry Out Loud, a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3.8 million students and 60,000 teachers from 16,000 schools in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. 

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Cost is Free

Registration Deadline: Expired

Poetry Out Loud Regional competitions took place Feb. 12-18, 2024

The 2024 Poetry Out Load State competition was held Mar. 1 at Mankato State University. View the Competition Results

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Mary Hillmann

Student Academics Program Manager
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