Poetry Out Loud 2018 is here!
Thurs Jan 11: Invitational @ Central Library
Thurs Feb 8: Regionals @ Central School
Sat March 3: State Finals in Baton Rouge

High school students across Southwest Louisiana are needed for this highly competitive poetry recitation contest. Interested schools, students, and parents should contact Central Library at (337) 721-7116, or 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 yield 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.