Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide contest that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. During the 2016‐2017 school year, nearly 7,000 students from a record 49 high schools participated in Poetry Out Loud in Connecticut.

For the 2017-18 school year, Poetry Out Loud in Connecticut will be managed by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. For more information about Poetry Out Loud in Connecticut, including learning how your school can participate, please contact Adriane Jefferson at Adriane.Jefferson@ct.gov or 860-256-2786.

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Students who participate in Poetry Out Loud practice public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

Connecticut high schools can participate in classroom and school-wide poetry contests during the 2017-18 academic year, with the winners advancing to a state competition in Spring 2018. The Connecticut State Champion will advance to the National Finals, which will take place April 23-25, 2018 in Washington, DC.

For the 2017-18 school year, Poetry Out Loud in Connecticut will be managed by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. For more information about Poetry Out Loud in Connecticut, including learning how your school can participate, please contact Adriane Jefferson at Adriane.Jefferson@ct.gov or 860-256-2786.

In 2016-17, Poetry Out Loud was a program of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, produced in partnership with Connecticut Humanities, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with local support provided by the SBM Charitable Trust and the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust.

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Congratulations to Connecticut’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Gabrielle Kunzika from Hartford’s Classical Magnet School!

Congratulations to Connecticut’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion: Gabrielle Kunzika from Hartford’s Classical Magnet School!

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