The World’s Premier Youth Poetry Event

Brave New Voices is the only festival of its kind. Every year, over 500 young poets and the nation’s leading artists convene in a different U.S. city for four days of arts education, performance, and civic engagement.

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Brave New Voices

The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival is back in person for the first time since 2019! Join us in San Francisco, July 20-22. This year’s festival centers around coming back together as a community. The slam is back, workshops are back, get-downs are back, and all we need is you.

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Sponsor Brave New Voices

For 26 years, Youth Speaks has created safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop and apply their voices as creators of societal change. We envision a world in which young people are heard, honored, and connected through creative ecosystems of care. Join us in making brave New Voices even better.