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The 4th Annual First Sound Pedagogical Institute

Youth Speaks is happy to partner with the University of San Francisco’s School of Education to hold the Third Annual First Sound Institute. The Institute brings together artists and secondary educators from across the Bay Area and beyond and is designed to provide attendees insight into Youth Speaks pedagogy and understand the philosophical underpinnings of

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The 19th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival

The 19th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival will convene the most outstanding and outspoken youth poets from around the world for 5 days of workshops, slams, showcases, community service and civic participation events. This Festival is aimed at redefining what it means to be an American in the 21st Century. This

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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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20th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam | Grand Slam Finals

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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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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