The public is warmly invited to attend these free events, which will feature students from 30 high schools all over the state reciting classic and contemporary poetry. The top regional contestants will advance to state finals.
Kearney | Sunday Feb. 16, 20 | Kearney Public Library
Address: 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847
Omaha | Saturday Feb. 22, 20 | Joslyn Art Museum
Address: Abbott Lecture Hall, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102
The Nebraska state champion will win a trip to Washington, DC, where they will compete with students from every state for over $50,000 in prizes.
Lincoln | Sunday, March 8 | Sheldon Art Museum
Address: Abbott Auditorium 12th and R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68508
Time: 1:30 - 4:30pm
Travel stipends available to schools
more than 75 miles from nearest regional event
POETRY OUT LOUD encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. POL is a great way to bring poetry alive for both students and teachers.
POL meets Nebraska's educational standards in English Language Arts & Theatre.