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The 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be at the Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, April 30 (semifinals will take place on April 29). Admission is free and open to the public and the semis and finals will also be webcast live at arts.gov.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 28, 2014

12:00 - 5:30 pm           On-Site Event Registration

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, Mt. Vernon Room

 4:30 - 5:45 pm             Meet and Greet

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, M Brasserie

 6:00 - 7:30 pm             Orientation and Opening Banquet

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, New Hampshire Ballroom

 

 April 29, 2014

 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Region 1 Semifinal

 

Region 1:         East Central and Northeast               

CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH   

PA, RI, SC, VI, VT, VA, WV

 

1:00 - 4:00 pm             Region 2 Semifinal

 Region 2:         Midwest and South Central                           

AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO,

NE, OK, PR, TN, WI

 

5:00 - 8:00 pm             Region 3 Semifinal

Region 3:         Upper Northwest and West               

AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MN, MT, NV, NM, ND,

OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY

 

April 30, 2014

9:00 - 10:30 am           Congressional Breakfast

1:00 - 3:00 pm             State Arts Agency and Partners Meeting

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, Mt. Vernon Room

7:00 - 9:15 pm             National Finals

                                    Lisner Auditorium

9:30 - 11:30 pm           After-Party

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, M Brasserie

 

EVENT LOCATIONS

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037

(202) 775-0800

Lisner Auditorium

730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 

 


Read the 2013 Champion Announcement (PDF)

Read the 2012 Champion Announcement (PDF)

Read the 2011 Champion Announcement (PDF)

Read the 2010 Champion Announcement (PDF)