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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry out Loud Logo Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is proud to host the South Jersey Regional Competition of the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on Wednesday, February 21, at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contestants will present their poetry in the intimate Clare Rostan Theatre. We are pleased to be the Poetry Out Loud Region 2 partner serving schools in Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Poetry Out Loud is the national poetry recitation contest that encourages high school students (grades 9-12) to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Writers Theatre has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for the past 12 years on the NJ Poetry Out Loud Program.

New Jersey is a national leader in school, student, teacher, and classroom participation. In 2016-17, over 25% of all eligible schools in New Jersey Participated.


For more information on Poetry Out Loud please explore the links below or contact Kerri Sullivan, Director of Arts Education & Outreach at

Discover Jersey Arts

Writers Theatre of New Jersey

National Endowment for the Arts