The Smyrna Opera House was originally built in 1870 and was fully restored , reopening in…
2024 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Finals
Date: Thursday, February 29 2024
Join us for the annual Poetry Out Loud State Final Competition at Smyrna Opera House. The competition encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
The State winner will represent Delaware and advance to the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, National Finals in Washington, DC on April 30-May 2, 2024, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.
This program is sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation.
Free and open to the public. Use the hashtags: #POL24, #iampoetryoutloud and #artsde. Tag us: @ArtsDelaware.
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies.
Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools and organizations in every state, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Upcoming Dates For This Event:
- Thursday, February 29 2024
- 7 W South St Smyrna, Delaware
- Location: Smyrna Opera House
- Time: 7:00 PM