Poetry Out Loud 2021 Winners Announced!

The Lake County Poetry Out Loud competition was held on Saturday January 9th, 2021 and for the first time, was held virtually via Zoom.  We congratulate our winners! The first place winner will move on to compete for the California State competition with the chance to compete in the National competition. States hold their competitions by mid-March. Following the state finals, the National Finals will be held virtually in Spring 2021. 

Have ideas or comments relating to our literary community, writing events, and more? Email Lake County Poet Laureate and Lake County Arts Council Literary Coordinator Georgina Marie at

Stay up to date on virtual poetry and writing events! Join the Lake County Poet Laureate Facebook group.

As of April 2020, the Lakeport Writer’s Circle has postponed in-person meetings until further notice due to COVID-19. We hope to see our writers soon but in the meantime, join the new Virtual Writers’ Circle! More information is on the Writers’ Circle page.