Magers & Quinn Booksellers is pleased to host the West Metro regional competition of “Poetry Out Loud–6:30pm,
Thursday, February 18.” Students from the Minneapolis area will gather to recite poetry. The winners will continue on to state and national competitions.

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with State Arts Agencies of the United States to support the expansion of “Poetry Out Loud,” which encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

Details are here.–David E