Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival

July 19 - 22, 2017 | Bay Area
Grand Slam Finals | War Memorial Opera House


At the intersection of dynamic artistic presentation and engaged civic participation, Brave New Voices presents platforms for young people to share their stories and speak their hopes and dreams about the contemporary realities of their everyday lives.

The 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival will convene young poets from around the world for 4 days of workshops, slams, showcases, community service, and civic participation events from July 19-22, 2017.

BNV Family, please join us where we started 20 years ago, in the San Francisco Bay Area, to join young artists from across the country and across the globe speak a new world into existence.


2017 Team applications are closed
Future Corps Applications are closed

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