Poetry Out Loud
The Virginia Commission for the Arts and Virginia Rep are proud to manage the Virginia state competition.
Arts in Education Manager
1-800-235-8687, ext 1130
Or in Richmond at (804) 783-1688 ext. 1130
What is Poetry Out Loud?
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation have joined together to create Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.
How to Participate
Registration has closed. Thanks to all who registered this year.
Regional and Final Competitions
The State Final Competition will be held at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire Theatre) in Richmond, Virginia on March 14, 2013.
Resources for Participating Schools and Students
VA Poetry Out Loud 2013 – Timeline
September 3, 2012 – October 26, 2012
Registration and mailing of materials.
Jan. – Feb. 2013
All Regional Contests held
March 14, 2013
State Contest, Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire Theatre) Richmond, VA
April 29 – 30, 2013
POL National Finals, Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C.