Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11th
Oakstop – 1721 Broadway #201, Oakland, CA 94612
(Above SoleSpace)
11:00AM – 1:00PM

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Unified District Poetry Slam

Building off of the success of Youth Speaks in-school and after-school workshops, assemblies, open mics and the Teen Poetry Slam, the District Poetry Slam is an exciting opportunity for your school’s students to perform, dialogue, and speak their minds with high school youth throughout the district and the entire Bay Area. The event is a team slam, with each participating school having a team of 4-6 poets. The District Slam event is open to schools beyond San Francisco and Oakland: schools from across the East Bay, North Bay, and Peninsula are invited to send a team to the Greater Bay Slam preliminary bout! Spots are limited, and priority is given to schools with Youth Speaks residencies and/or SLAM clubs. The top-scoring schools from each bout move on to perform for the title of UDPS Slam Champion!

If you do not have a team that is ready to compete, you can come to celebrate with us as the audience! Bring your students to be part of the preliminary District Slam bouts on April 22 or April 23. There will be daytime bouts on both sides of the Bay during school hours. We will provide transportation to and from your school on a first come first serve basis. Sign up to be part of the District Slam audience.


Tuesday, April 21
Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission St. #109 • SF

Wednesday, April 22
10AM-12PM & 2-4PM
SF Main Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St • SF

Thursday, April 23
10AM-12PM & 2-4PM
The New Parkway
474 24th St. • Oakland


Friday, May 1 • 7-9PM
Oakland Museum of California
James Moore Theater • 1000 Oak St • Oakland