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April 2016

Space City Grand Slam

April 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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Calling all teen poets, rappers, and writers! Compete for your chance to join the Meta-Four team and represent Houston at Brave New Voices in Washington, D.C.. Preliminary slam winners will move on to the Semifinals where they will compete to advance to the Space City Grand Slam. The top six poets from the Space City Grand Slam will join the Meta-Four Houston team. Free! No registration required!

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Semi-Finals – 5th Annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam

April 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - April 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
MassART Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Free

The annual state wide youth poetry slam continues as the top 16 ranked teams compete for 4 finals spots to crown a state champion! Louder than a Bomb MA brings over 40 communities together across geographic & socio-economic lines to uplift the collective voice of Massachusetts' Youth. Semi-Finals will take place over the course of two evenings at Mass College of Art & Design's Tower Auditorium. Sponsored by Boston Cultural Council & The Official MassART Poetry Alliance.

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Get Lit’s Classic Slam!

April 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States
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FREE!

THE LARGEST YOUTH CLASSIC POETRY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD! 50 schools.  300 poets. 1 champion. The Classic Slam is a celebration and competition, and the largest youth classic poetry festival in the world! This year’s event will be the most exciting yet. In anticipation of all of the big crowds thanks to this year’s hype (working with the United Nations, traveling to perform at the White House, and becoming the most viewed poets on the internet), we are holding the…

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Individual Finals – 5th Annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United South End Settlements Harriet Tubman Atrium, 566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Free

For the first time in its 5-year history, Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts is accepting individual (non team affiliated) participants and will crown an individual champion! This event will feature 10 of the top scoring youth poets from mid-April preliminary poetry slams. Top 4 competitors will earn invitations to represent Mass LEAP as the annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, taking place in Washington DC, July 2016.

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May 2016

Finals Showcase – 5th Annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam

May 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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$10

The culminating event of Mass LEAP's month long youth poetry slam festival. Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts will crown a state wide team championship, while also showcasing a diverse array of incredible poetry from non-advancing individuals and teams. Short awards ceremony will also precede the final slam. Sponsored in part by the Boston Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture, as well as ArtWeek Boston.

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1/2 Pint Poetics Elementary School Slam

May 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - May 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
DePaul University, 2250 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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$3

This year Kuumba Lynx will present the 8th annual ½ Pint Poetics (HPP) project. HPP engages students in arts making & learning to increase their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, all while encouraging cross-cultural competency, and youth dialogue through civic engagement.

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Feminism is Lit! A Night of Spoken Word

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rivendell Academy, 2972 Route 25A
Orford, NH 03777 United States
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Free

The Women's Studies class at Rivendell Academy presents spoken word pieces that reflect the themes and ideas of feminism, equality and sisterhood. Community members are invited to participate in open mic. Light refreshments will be served.

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June 2016

PYPM’s Slam League Finals

June 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The biggest free poetry slam event in Philly is happening on Friday, June 3rd!  Doors open at 4 pm, the slam starts at 4:30 pm.  Featuring poets Jamarr Hall and Jasmine Nicole Mans and poets competing from Philly's "Epic 8" high schools. Check out some of the footage of our feature poets: ​"Architect for Lil Richard" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_II-Q9sSw​ ​"Gardenia" by Jasmine Mans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzBwx8DeQU  "Birmingham" by Jasmine Mans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmZ-Aw96_0g

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Chicago Hip Hop Theater Festival

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 19, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon
Chicago, IL, IL 60640 United States
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$10

Kuumba Lynx Presents Chicago Hip Hop Theater Fest Sound Da Alarm - five days of critical Hip Hop Theater June 2016 marks Kuumba Lynx’s 20th year anniversary! To kick-off a year-long celebration, Kuumba Lynx Co Artistic Directors, Jacinda Bullie and Jaquanda Villegas will present the first Annual Chicago Hip Hop Theater Fest (CHHTF). Mission Grounded in critical pedagogy, original performance aesthetics, and community engagement with a commitment to professionalizing the Hip Hop Theater genre and artist development, CHHTF energizes emerging &…

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Make Music Day

June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mark Squared Productions and Resource Center, 1804 Montreal Court, Studio B
Tucker, GA 30084 United States
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Free

Whether you're a signed recording artist, a band that gigs or an enthusiastic novice, YOU ARE INVITED to join in the international celebration of music, sound and song on the 21st of June. The Positive Arts Movement is spearheading a pilot initiative for Georgians to contribute rich and unique voices to International Make Music Day. We would love for you to take part! This invitation is for you to join us as part of our program at Mark Squared Studios…

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