Literary Arts

Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Youth Speaks

This annual event features close to 200 youth writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts nearly 10,000 audience members. All preliminary and semi-final bouts are free and open to the public. Grand Slam Finals will take place at the Nourse Theater on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00pm.

This is what SF/Arts curator Laura Fraenza had to say about Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam :

Twenty years ago Youth Speaks hosted the country’s very first teen poetry slam and started a movement. Now, nearly 10,000 people flock to venues throughout the Bay Area to witness hundreds of young poets, writers, emcees and spoken word artists astound audiences while competing in preliminary slams over the course of a couple months, culminating in a final Grand Slam at the Nourse in April.

Event Info
Feb 16 → Apr 08
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All preliminary & semi-final bouts are free; check website for finals details
, San Francisco
Info: 392-4400
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