Vermont Arts Council

Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2017 Semifinals. Here.

The Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2017 Semifinals will be at the Barre Opera House on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Champions from 34 high schools across the state will come to compete. Ten finalists will be named at the end of the day, and continue to the State Finals on March 16 at Vermont PBS. The state champion will move on to the National Championship held in April at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The semifinals can be seen via livestream, thanks to personnel and bandwidth from Big Heavy World. .


region one | 10 a.m. – noon

Whitcomb High School
Oxbow High School
The Sharon Academy
Burlington High School
Rice Memorial High School
South Burlington High School
Essex High School
Mount Mansfield Union High School
Bellows Free Academy Fairfax
U-32 High School
Montpelier High School
Spaulding High School
Harwood Union High School
Northfield High School
Williamstown High School
Saint Johnsbury Academy
Hazen Union School
Lyndon Institute

region two | 1 – 3 p.m

Thetford Academy
Woodstock Union High School
Vermont Academy
Mount Anthony Union High School
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
Arlington Memorial High School
Twin Valley Middle High School
Burr and Burton Academy
Mount Abraham Union High School
Brattleboro Union High School
Champlain Valley Union High School
Milton High School
Proctor Jr./Sr. High School
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Bellows Free Academy Saint Albans
North Country Union High School
Lake Region High School

All participants must bring a signed release form.