Poetry Out Loud

If you are in Phoenix, it's First Friday which means there's the artwalk and lots of arts-based activities and readings going on.

But today and only today there is also the Poetry Out Loud state finals. It's taking place at the Burton-Barr Library and is open to the public. The semifinals (24 students from across the state will compete) happens from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. The 8 chosen finalists will compete from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The winner goes to the national competition in April to compete for a $20,000 scholarship. Come support Arizona kids as they compete to represent our state! Come support young people and poetry!

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