The Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

Celebrate the voices of 21st century America! Youth Speaks hosted the first Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in 1997, the first poetry slam for teenagers in the country. The annual slam (an Olympic-style poetry competition) features hundreds of young writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts almost 10,000 audience members during its month-long run. The Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam is open to any youth 13-19 years old in the greater Bay Area. Here is the schedule for the 2015 slam season -- join hundreds of young artists and leaders as they take the stage, speak truth to power, and perform for a chance to represent at the Grand Slam Finals.
Grand Slam Finals
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7pm - 10pm | The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Preliminary Bout Schedule
Thursday, February 12 7pm - 9pm | SoleSpace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 Friday, February 13 7pm - 9pm | Co-presented with Intersection for the Arts 925 Mission St #109, San Francisco, CA 94103 Saturday, February 14 1pm - 3pm | Pegasus Books 349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 Thursday, February 19 7pm - 9pm | Co-presented with Intersection for the Arts 925 Mission St #109, San Francisco, CA 94103 Friday, February 20 7pm - 9pm | SoleSpace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 Saturday, February 21 1pm - 3pm | Bindlestiff Studio 185 Sixth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Semi-Finals Schedule
Friday, February 27 7pm - 9pm | Oakland Museum of California - James Moore Theater 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Saturday, February 28 7pm - 9pm | San Francisco Main Public Library - Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Friday, March 6 7pm - 9pm | Oakland Museum of California - James Moore Theater 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Saturday, March 7 7pm - 9pm | San Francisco Main Public Library - Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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