The Arizona Commission on the Arts in partnership with ASU's Young Writers Program and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing (the home of HFR) invite you to attend the 5th Annual Poetry Out Loud Arizona State Finals on March 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 at Burton Barr Central Library Auditorium in Phoenix. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. And it's a lot of fun to watch.