Champions from Chicagoland high schools recite classic and contemporary poems for the chance to represent Illinois at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, in April 2019. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Started in 2005, Poetry Out Loud has reached more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 schools in every state, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Last year more than 375,000 students around the country competed for over $100,000 in scholarship awards and school stipends.

City Regional Competition,Wednesday, February 6th

Suburban Regional Competition, Wednesday, February 13th

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission