This year the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud will take place on April 29-30, 2014 at Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University's campus. Fifty-three high school state champions will recite their chosen poems at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium. Nine finalists will advance to the National Finals, also held at Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, April 30, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. The top finalists and their schools will receive $50,000 in awards.
Both events are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are needed.