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Date(s) - 02/11/2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Red Church


This year’s Tuolumne County Poetry Out Loud Contest will be held February 11th at the Red Church in Sonora.  Eight contestants from three county high schools will compete. Each participant will recite from memory two poems selected from the Poetry Out Loud website, including one that was written before 1900 and one that was fewer than 25 lines long.  

The participants are from Sonora High, Tioga and Summerville.

The winner will submit a video recitation as part of the state contest, in which they will represent Tuolumne County. This year’s state and national competitions will be held virtually. The winner of the state contest will advance to the nationals.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest that operates under the umbrella of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the Tuolumne County Arts Association.