Appel Farm is proud to host the New Jersey Region 2 Competition of Poetry Out Loud on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The event is free and open to the public. Contestants will present their poetry in the intimate Clare Rostan Appel Theatre. We are pleased to be the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Region 2 partner serving schools in Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Poetry Out Loud is a free national program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, that encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also compete for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000. Poetry Out Loud is an incredible opportunity for students and schools alike.