Poetry Out Loud


Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to the Butte County competition.  Winners from the county competition will advance to the state competition in March.

2017 Poetry Out Loud Participants:

Butte County's Poetry Out Loud program is supported by the Friends of the Arts. 

Thanks to the 2017 Poetry Out Loud Judges:


Additional information about Butte County Poetry Out Loud Competition is available by e-mailing or phoning Mary Ellen Garrahy (530-532-5647)