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Poetry Out Loud San Benito County virtual competition

January 29, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch local high school students compete in this live poetry recitation contest.

The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community the 6th annual San Benito County Poetry Out Loud competition. This virtual event, presented in partnership with San Benito High School, Aromas San Juan Unified School District, and the San Benito County Office of Education, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry –both classic and contemporary- through memorization, performance, and competition.

The community is encouraged to watch this year’s live competition on Zoom on Friday, Jan. 29th at 6 PM. The winner of this competition will advance to the California State Poetry Out Loud contest in March. The California State champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals where awards will be distributed.

Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3.3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 12,000 schools nationwide. This year’s Poetry Out Loud will take place in San Benito County for the sixth time with support from the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.

Attendance is FREE and open to the public. For further information or to find out how to get involved, please contact the San Benito County Arts Council at [email protected]


San Benito County Arts Council