Poetry Out Loud 2022 is here!
Saturday, February 8, 2022: Regionals at Historic City Hall in Lake Charles
Sat March 3: State Finals in Baton Rouge
Spring 2022: National Finals to be held virtually

High school students across Southwest Louisiana are needed for this highly competitive poetry recitation contest. Interested schools, students, and parents should contact the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787 for further information on participating.

Poetry Out Loud began in 2005 when the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation came together to create a program that would challenge high school students to study and memorize poetry in a competitive setting while building public speaking skills, confidence, and character.