Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition and educational program for high school students that is entirely free of charge. POL encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, which helps them master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about our literary heritage. Students also have the opportunity to compete for a free trip to Washington DC and over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes. Visit the Poetry Out Loud website to learn more.
Regional and state competitions are free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 12
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney
Wednesday, February 15
Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk
Saturday, February 18
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Saturday, March 11
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln
POL meets educational standards in English Language Arts & Theatre.