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Wed, 02/28/2018 - 2:31pm -- WCVE

The National Endowment For The Arts and the Poetry Foundation Present: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud 2018 Virginia Finals
Competitors from across the Commonwealth will convened at the studios of WCVE PBS Richmond to compete for the title of state champion and represent Virginia at the national competition in May 2018. WCVE PBS recorded this Virginia contest, formatted in game-show style, for broadcast in April on statewide public television.

Watch the 2018 program:


Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals.