The Benicia Poet Laureate Program has partnered with The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council, The Solano County Arts Council, The Poetry Foundation and The Benicia Public Library to present Poetry Out Loud, a National Recitation Contest for high school students.
Benicia High School and Liberty High School are participating in this event. Benicia’s two high schools are the only schools in Solano County to compete thus far. Ronna Leon, Benicia’s Poet Laureate, is proud to have achieved her goal of bringing such an important national event to Benicia. Last year’s winner was Lindsey Blackie. This is the second year the event will be held in Benicia.