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2016 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: Youth Speaks Showcase

SFJAZZ Poetry Festival: Youth Speaks Showcase Curated by SFJAZZ Poet Laureate Ishmael Reed, the 2016 SFJAZZ Poetry Festival is presented in conjunction with San Francisco’s Youth Speaks literacy organization and is devoted to the voices of the Bay Area’s young people. Young poets from around the region will join a number of major authors, poets,

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3rd Annual Brave New Voices Network Convening

3rd Annual Brave New Voices Network Convening BUILDING A FIELD FOR A CHANGING AMERICA FEBRUARY 2-3, 2016 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO Featuring a Key-note address by Jeff Chang, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. The BNV Network Winter Convening offers an exciting opportunity for arts education/youth

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Under-21 Open Mic | Final Fridays

The Under-21 Open Mics are designed as bi-weekly performance “open-houses” for emerging young writers and performers to flex their skills on the mic. Additionally, they establish safe spaces for poets to share work-in-progress and further cultivate their voice. Held in community locations throughout the East Bay and San Francisco, these events are hosted, produced, and

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19th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Semi-Final

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

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks