Maryland Poetry Out Loud: State Finals
March 10 · 1:00pm – 2:30pm
The 13th annual Maryland Poetry Out Loud State Finals will be held in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1 pm. Join us for this inspiring event hosted by WYPR's Aaron Henkin, with musical guest Wendel Patrick. Henkin and Patrick are the visionary team that produce the award-winning “Out of the Blocks” on WYPR.
Nine regional winners will compete for the title of Maryland State Poetry Out Loud Champion, a prize of $200, and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC, for the Nationals on April 23-25, 2018 at the Lisner Auditorium.
About Poetry Out Loud
The Maryland State Arts Council has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation to conduct the 2017-2018 Poetry Out Loud Competition, which awards more than $100,000 in prizes to students and schools at the state and national levels.
The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest teaches students about their literary heritage, and builds their confidence and public speaking skills. In the history of the program, more than 3 million students nationwide have competed, memorizing at least one poem for recitation. In Maryland, approximately 124,000 students have been impacted by the program.
Maryland’s competition is open to high school students grades 9-12 in both public and private
schools across the state.
Teachers interested in registering their school should contact MSAC Program Director Chris Stewart at Christine.Stewart1@maryland.gov. Information on the Maryland program may be found here.