Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2014 National Book Festival

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Award-winning students will perform poems during this event.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Poetry Out Loud