Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. 

Open to all Acadiana area high schools!

  • School competitions must take place by January 14, 2022
  • Regional competition January 22, 2022, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette
  • State competition March 12, 2022, Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, Baton Rouge
  • National competition TBA


Competitions will take place in person this year.

Interested in being a part of this program? Contact Bree@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.