Poetry Out Loud District Competition

Poetry Out Loud District Competition

Join Stokes Arts for the 2018 Poetry Out Loud District Competition, featuring students from Stokes Early College, South Stokes and West Stokes High Schools.  Competition will be held at the Arts Place of Stokes, 502 N. Main St., Danbury on Friday, January 19th, 6-8pm.

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Through the program, students can master public speaking skills, increase reading comprehension scores, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud has inspired thousands of high school students to discover and develop deep, personal relationships with great classic and contemporary poetry.

The N.C. Arts Council, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and the Stokes County Arts Council, invites Stokes County students to participate in the program to gain a deeper appreciation of great poetry through memorization and recitation.

The program starts in the classroom, broadens to the state level and culminates at the national finals in Washington, D.C.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159.