Poetry Out Loud is a National Recitation contest that, for us, begins right here in Nevada County classrooms. Through Poetry Out Loud we help high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
We work in schools across Nevada County to coach and mentor students in collaboration with California Teachers in the Schools (CPITS) and our Literary Arts Committee.
Participants in Poetry Out Loud are also offered an opportunity to recite their poems at the Sierra Poetry Festival which takes place during national poetry month each year.
See the newly renovated California Poetry Out Loud website here or request more information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.