Tag Archives: spoken word

The 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Announcement

The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program has selected five finalists to advance in the competition to become the 2016 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, announced in July 2016. The Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program is a partnership between the Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks and encourages poets between the ages of 13-18 living in Oakland

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Brave New Voices Regional California Finals

Youth Speaks and Center for Vulnerable Populations Present Brave New Voices Regional California Finals! 8 cities from across California come together to compete in preparation for Brave New Voices 2016 (#BNV2016) in Washington, D.C. Come hear California’s spoken word champions bring the noise! Saturday, June 25th Aurora Theater 2081 Addison St, Berkeley 2-4pm Free and

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The Bigger Picture Showcase

Youth Speaks and Center for Vulnerable Populations present The Bigger Picture Showcase! The Bigger Picture Campaign brings poets and public health professionals together to change the conversation about the growing, yet 100% preventable, epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in young people. Come see 8 poets premiere new pieces for the Campaign and get further insight

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Queeriosity 2016

Queeriosity is an annual spoken word and performance event dedicated to young people who are reshaping the conversations about sexuality, identity, and community. Co-Presented by The National Queer Arts Festival, this year’s theme is Answering Our Ancestors. Through poetry, song and dance, we will honor 4 queer literary ancestors whose work and lives still inspire

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2016 Unified District Poetry Slam | Finals

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

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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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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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