Poetry Out Loud: 2016-17 Timeline

August 2016

Poetry Out Loud information available to N.C. teachers (online)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Deadline for teacher registration - register here
 (Poetry Out Loud Toolkits will be mailed to teachers when they register)

September–December 2016

Classroom preparation and school competitions

October–December 2016

School competitions

November 2016–January 2017

District competitions

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Deadline to send classroom winner information to school coordinator – form

Friday, December 16, 2016

Deadline to send school winner information to district coordinator – form

Friday, January 20, 2017

Deadline to submit the district winner to NC POL Coordinator (District winners will compete in the state Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 
Statewide Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals in Greensboro at Triad Stage. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.


Monday, April 24- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.


Poetry Out Loud is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.