The ninth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students will be at 6 PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, virtually.
Tonight’s Poetry Out Loud event will go LIVE at 6 PM! Admission is by donation and there will be a virtual tip jar during the event. Click “Show More” under the event video to view the separate award video or view the award video now.
For the past eight years, the Methow Valley has sponsored a robust Poetry Out Loud competition through a collaboration between Methow Arts, the Public School Funding Alliance, and the Methow Valley School District.
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national memorization and recitation contest that helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Each December, local high school students compete for slots at local, regional, and state POL competitions.
The winner of the local competition will advance to the Eastern Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest in Spokane and have a chance to make it to the state championship. The Washington state champion will advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.