"Poetry Out Loud" National Recitation Contest - Sioux City competition
2:00 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest” will present its Sioux City competition at 2:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 16.  Admission is free; reception to follow.

This presentation is in cooperation with Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. “Poetry Out Loud” encourages the study of great poetry and the opportunity for students, grades nine through twelve, to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. The winner of the Sioux City competition will advance to the state level and those winners will compete in Washington, D.C, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.