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Poetry Out Loud

2023 POETRY OUT LOUD

2023 POETRY OUT LOUD

Poetry Out Loud - Butte County Finals
Date: TBA
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Butte County Office of Education Boardroom, 1859 Bird Street, Oroville, CA
Deadline for Schools to register their finalist: TBA
 
 
                          
The Butte County Office of Education in partnership with Friends of the Arts is proud to present the Butte County Poetry Out Loud competition.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, and the California Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud inspires high school students to discover and appreciate poetry through a combination of memorization, performance, and competition.

Poetry Out Loud (POL), founded in 2006, is an extraordinary opportunity for all high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Each year, 365,000 students across the nation, with over 50,000 students in California alone—participate in Poetry Out Loud. The Poetry Out Loud program begins with classroom and school-wide competitions, with winners advancing to county, state, and national levels. POL focuses on poetry as an oral art form, like slam poetry and rap music. Through poetry, students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and internalize our rich literary heritage.
 
The national Poetry Out Loud competition is open to all high school students (public, private, parochial, independent, continuation, court, charter and home schools). Students don’t enter the POL competition directly, but through their high schools. A school POL liaison may be a teacher, a librarian, or a school staff member.
Event Details

Event Details

Event flyer - coming soon

School Registration Deadline
Date TBA
 
School Champion Registration Deadline
Date TBA
 
Media Release Form due
Date TBA

Butte County Poetry Out Loud Finals
Date TBA
Poetry Foundation Logo
Art Works Logo
 
California Arts Council Logo
            
Find a poem
                    
2022 California Poetry Out Loud winner Mia Ronn reciting Kara Jackson’s the world is about to end and my grandparents are in love.
 
                  
2022 Emily Morrison
 
2022 Butte County Poetry Out Loud Champion Emily Morrison from Las Plumas High School reciting her winning poem.
          
 
For more information please contact Student Events Coordinator Mary Ellen Garrahy