2018 Brave New Voices Festival

July 18-21, 2018 | Houston, TX


Deadline to Apply: April 27th, 2018

500 poets.
50 cities.
4 days.
1 team.

The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, powered by Youth Speaks, is the only festival of its kind. Every year, over 500 young poets, their mentors, and the nation’s leading artists and cultural workers convene in a different U.S. city for 4-5 days of arts education, artistic expression, and civic engagement.

This year, for the first time ever, Brave New Voices is coming to Houston, Texas July 18 - 21, 2018. Young poets from around the world will take center stage for an inspiring week of poetry slams, workshops, performances, and community building.

Competing and non-competing team applications are currently open to members of the Brave New Voices Network. Please submit applications by Friday, April 27th, 2018. Status updates will be provided by Monday, April 30th, 2018.

If you are not a member please click here to join.

For any questions or concerns, e-mail Info@bravenewvoices.org.

Team Chants

"Everything you need to replenish your soul."

The Fire This Time
Brave New Voices

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