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Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam

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Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Prelim #3

Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to San Francisco, CA for BNV 2017:

Hosted by Garfield Hillson
Sacrificial Poet: Carlos Nieto
Featuring: Gabriel Teodros

$5 for youth
$10 for adult
No one is turned away for lack funds though

6:00 pm // Sign ups & Food
6:30 pm // Slam starts
9:30 pm // Slam ends

– MUST be age 13-19 by July 2017 to be eligible
– Bring 3 (THREE) original poems to perform
– Each poem NO LONGER than 3 minutes and 40 seconds
– Come early to sign up!
– Each poet can only compete in ONE prelim slam, but if you don’t qualify, you will get another chance to slam at the Wild Card.

***If you are planning to slam, you must read through this page:
****There are some big changes to our qualification system so please read the whole page!***


Wild Card – Friday, February 24th, 2017 @ Rainier Arts Center (formerly Rainier Valley Cultural Center), 3515 S Alaska St (Rainier Valley)

Grand Slam – Friday, April 7th, 2017 @ Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave (First Hill)

Nearby buses: 120, 125, 50
This is not a scent free event.
There will be gender neutral bathrooms available.
The back door entrance is wheelchair accessible and the venue is on the first floor.

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