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 a four day festival that brings the best youth poets from around the world. The festival consists of workshops, showcases, service learning, and slam competition. Learn more about the inner workings that makes Brave New Voices the premier youth event of the year.

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Want to Come to Brave New Voices 2024?

As we end a momentous year - We're reaching out to all of our Brave New Voices Network Organizations about the Brave New Voices Festival in Washington DC from July 17 -20th, 2024. To be considered as one of the participating Competing or Non-Competing Teams joining us in DC - please fill out this Brave New Voices 2024, Team Interest Form due by Friday, January 12, 2024.