Teen Poetry Slam 2013 kicks off TODAY with preliminary bouts in San Francisco (5+7PM) at 826 Valencia and in Berkeley (7PM) at Subterranean Arthouse. Visit Youth Speaks for a full schedule and come out to support the Bay Area’s brave and brilliant young poets!
Building off of the success of Youth Speaks in-school and after-school workshops, assemblies, open mic’s and the Teen Poetry Slam, the District Poetry Slam is an exciting opportunity for high school’s students to perform, dialogue, and speak their minds with high school youth throughout the district and the entire Bay Area.
The event is a team slam, with each participating school having a team of 4-6 poets. The District Slam event is open to schools beyond San Francisco and Oakland: schools from across the East Bay, North Bay, and Peninsula are invited to send a team to the Greater Bay Slam preliminary bout! Spots are limited, and priority is given to schools with Youth Speaks residencies and/or SLAM clubs.
We are currently looking for judges, sign up now! :: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DA9AB2BAB9-beajudge
“Girl, you are the taste in their mouth they will never forget, no matter how hard they try
Girl, you are the legacy to future generations
Girl, you struggle because you are rearranging the walls they have built for you
Girl, this world was not made for you
But you will make everyone forget that.”