S.C. Arts Commission Cancels Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The South Carolina Arts Commission is canceling the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud recitation competition scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Columbia.

Earlier this week, the event was altered to become a private event for the eight finalists, their chaperones and a teacher, and event staff. As a precaution to prevent any possible transmission of COVID-19, the agency made the difficult decision to cancel the annual event.

The Poetry Out Loud state finals were scheduled to take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Richland Library Main location.