Tucson home to Youth Poetry Slamby Penelope Starr on Oct. 22, 2010, under Arts, Youth
Poetry slams have been taking the world by storm, freeing poetry from the dusty shelves of academia and electrifying audiences everywhere. Nowhere has this been more true than with the youth of America. 2010’s “Brave New Voices Festival” was held in Los Angeles, California this past July and played to 50,000 audience members over 4 days of poetic competition! Parents, family members, friends and artists thrill to see these emerging artists take the spotlight!
See for yourself at the FREE Youth Poetry Slam (18 and under) on Saturday, November 13th, at 7 p.m. at Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, 1730 E. Speedway Blvd. The slam sign-up starts at 6:30 but don’t miss the free poetry workshop for youth (19 and under) from 5 to 6.
This will be a regular happening on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the University area featuring $50 in cash prizes for the top three competitors and fun coupons from local businesses. Each month there will be a performance by a local or national poet mentor (this month features poet and personality David “Doc” Luben), a poetry workshop led by either the featured artist or other dynamic performers, artists, and educators, and great poetry for everyone in attendance.
On the 4th Saturday of the month (tomorrow!) you can still come down to Bentleys for the ongoing adult slam where you will always be amazed (and sometimes shocked) by the brilliant talent of our Tucson slam poets. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520.413.2382 and 480.390.1063.