The moment you've been patiently waiting for, the 2024 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Finals are here!

For over 25 years, the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam has propelled spoken word around the globe. Youth from all over the Bay compete to become a finalist and represent the Bay Area at Brave New Voices — the only 4-day international youth poetry festival in the world — celebrating arts education, performance, and civic engagement. The Teen Poetry Slam and Brave New Voices Festival is an annual tradition celebrating some of the most astounding young writers and performers from around the globe.

Join us for an unforgettable night of poetry as the top 12 scoring poets from the Teen Poetry Slam prelims and semifinals hit the stage to compete for the coveted title of 2024 Teen Poetry Slam Champion.

This event is free to attend and open to youth of all ages, adults, and poetry lovers.

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Teen Poetry Slam Finals

Friday, April 19
Taube Atrium Theater 4th Floor
401 Van Ness, SF

VIP: This year's annual Teen Poetry Slam VIP Reception will take place at The Madrigal. For more information, please contact Tierra Lu at

COVID Protocol

As we continue to explore new opportunities to gather & build community within an ever-changing world, here is an update on the ways we will continue to practice harm reduction & remain accountable for your safety.

In the interest of maintaining a safe and accountable environment for all participants, masking is encouraged but not required. All performing poets will receive a COVID-19 test before hitting the stage.

2023 Finals Winners

Zoe (second from right) will be joined by the top five scoring poets from the Teen Poetry Slam Finals as they rep the Bay Area at the Brave New Voices 2023 Festival in San Francisco this July. Say hello to the team (pictured from left to right): Lee the Prophet, Cecilia, Lauren, Mahder, Zoe, Julia.