Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, high school students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

Students across the state are competing now in school-level competitions. In February, top students from each participating school will compete at the regional level in hopes of advancing to the state finals where they’ll compete for the opportunity to represent Arizona at the National Finals in Washington, DC.

Central Region

February 9th, 2019
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Herberger Young Scholars Academy
4701 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ

Northern Region

Due to weather, the Northern Region Competition has been rescheduled with a date below.

March 9th, 2019
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Native American Cultural Center
318 W. McCreary Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ

Southern Region

February 23rd, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St.
Tucson, AZ


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Congratulations to Lauren Henschen, she was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Central Arts Alliance (CAA). Henschen will oversee CAA operations and programming, including Phoenix Center For The Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center. conta.cc/2IGnhEQWe are absolutely thrilled to announce the appointment of Lauren Henschen as the new Chief Executive Officer of Central Arts Alliance (CAA), effective July 1, 2019. Lauren will oversee all CAA operations and programming, including Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center, and the Arizona Art Mobile.

Lauren joined the Phoenix Center for the Arts staff in 2013 and has served in the position of Deputy Director for the past three years, overseeing sales, marketing, major events, and community partnerships.

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