Poetry Out Loud

RSVP to the Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts State Finals

Regional Semi Finals

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Boston, 9:30AM
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston 02116

Framingham, 10AM
Framingham Temple Association
404 Concord Street, Framingham 01702

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Springfield, 10AM
Community Music School of Springfield
127 State Street, Springfield 01103

Cape Cod, 1PM
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth 02664

Semi final location assignments

State Finals

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 9:30AM
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, Boston 02108

Poetry Out Loud in Massachusetts: History and Statistics

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For more information on Poetry Out Loud, visit the official website at For information about the Massachusetts competition, please contact Donna Glick, Director of Education, at 617 273 1548 or email

"POETRY OUT LOUD helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.  By encouraging your students to study, memorize, and perform some of the most influential and timeless poems of the English language, you immerse them in powerful expression and provocative ideas.  Although many students may initially be nervous about reciting in front of their peers, the experience will prove invaluable — not only in school, but also in life.  Much of the future success of students will depend on how well they present themselves in public.  Public speaking is a skill people use every day on both the workplace and the community."National Endowment for the Arts & The Poetry Foundation


Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Huntington Theatre Company.

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