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POL 2017 Finals-Streaming to a device near you!

Soon 53 students will descend upon DC and bring their talents to the stage to vie for the nation's top prize. The 2017 POL National Semi Finals and Finals will both be webcast live at arts.gov! Go here for more info, as well as to sign up for a viewing party. Also, don't forget to follow the action on Twitter @poetryoutloud and #POL17.

Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals- Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.(EST): First Semifinal: students from East Central and Northeast States

Recitation order: PA, NH, NC, VT, WV, MD, SC, RI, ME, NY, USVI, DE, VA, DC, MA, OH, CT, NJ

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.(EST): Second Semifinal: students from Midwest and South Central states

Recitation order: KS, MS, IL, KY, NE, FL, AR, GA, LA, PR, TN, OK, IN, MI, MO, AL, WI, IA

5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.(EST): Third Semifinal: students from Upper Northwest and Western states

Recitation order: WA, ND, TX, HI, NM, AK, WY, CO, SD, OR, UT, MN, ID, MT, CA, NV, AZ

Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.

Posted on 04.13.17


March Madness, Part 1

Congrats to all of the February competitors in HI, IN, AL, TX, ND & DE! We look forward to seeing the champs in DC in just under 2 months!POL state contests are in full swing, with the end of this week bringing our first "Super Weekend" of competitions. If you live near one the following cities, try and take some time to attend these contests. They are free, open to the public, and absolutely amazing.

Good luck to these following states over the next week:

March 3

Michigan - Lansing

West Virginia - Charleston

March 4

Arkansas - Little Rock

Connecticut - Manchester

Kansas - Salina

Montana - Helena

North Carolina - Greensboro

Ohio - Columbus

Tennessee - Nashville

Washington - Tacoma

West Virginia - Charleston

March 5

Iowa - Des Moines

Rhode Island - Providence

March 6

Colorado - Lakewood

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg

Wyoming - Cheyenne

March 7

Alaska - Juneau

Kentucky - Frankfort

Wyoming - Cheyenne

March 8

District of Columbia

Minnesota - Minneapolis

March 9

Mississippi - Jackson

Missouri - Jefferson City

New Jersey - Ewing

Posted on 03.02.17


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