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Youth Speaks Prelim #3 Slam
February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
YOUTH RIGHT NOW ARE THE TRUTH RIGHT NOW 🔥
Every winter and spring, Youth Speaks Seattle hosts 3 preliminary slams, one Wildcard slam, leading up to the culminating finale Grand Slam in April. The top 3 finalists of each prelim slam win a place to compete at Grand Slam for the opportunity to represent the Youth Speaks Seattle team at esteemed international youth poetry competition, Brave New Voices.
6:00 pm // Sign ups, doors open
6:30 pm // Slam starts
9:00 pm // Slam ends
(no one is turned away for lack of $$$)
Hosted by TBA
DJ of the night: TBA
Sacrificial Poet of the night: TBA
All Youth Speaks Seattle events are organized by SPOKES, a 7-month internship cohort. Meet the team here! https://www.artscorps.org/programs/teen-leadership/youth-speaks-seattle/spokes/
Slam provides an energetic stage, mic, and audience to witness and celebrate young people’s voices in a world where they are often silenced.
🔥HOW DO I SLAM?
– MUST be between the ages of 13-19. If you are 20 by July 2019, you, unfortunately, cannot compete.
-Bring 3 ORIGINAL poems to perform, one for each round you potentially compete in.
– Each poem must be under 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
– Use of props, costumes, or musical accompaniment is prohibited.
– Come 30 minutes EARLY to sign up. The 12 spots go fast!
< A slam is 3 rounds. Poems are scored between 0-10. The time limit for each poem is 3 minutes, with a 30 second grace period. After 3:40, you will be docked points. >
🔥”THE POINT IS NOT THE POINTS, THE POINT IS THE POETRY”
We chant this at every slam. We believe scores do not have the power to define us or our experiences. We recognize that scores can have an impact on participating poets but they are not the reason we come together. We use the slam format as a tool to gather community and ignite a space of artistry, truth and social change.
➡️ VISIT http://www.artscorps.org/slam for more details
📺 WATCH past Youth Speaks Seattle slams at https://www.youtube.com/user/seattleyouthspeaks
Washington Hall is a historic performance and organizing space in the Central District
Nearby bus lines 27, 3, 9, 43, 49, 309, 630
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns!