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Youth Speaks Wild Card Slam

February 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reel Grrls will be repping hard this evening!  We’ll run a mini-pre-slam screening of some of our herstorical work and be out in the hall tabling for our upcoming programs!  Come through the Theater off Jackson to show up for youth art and courageous truth speaking!

Arts Corps presents

2015-16 Youth Speaks Seattle All-City Poetry Slam Series 

Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle’s poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to Washington, D.C. for BNV 2016: bravenewvoices.org.

6:00 pm // Sign ups
6:30 pm // Slam starts
9:30 pm // Slam ends

$5 youth
$10 adults
(no one turned away for lack of $$$)

– MUST be age 13-19 by july 2016 to be eligible
– Bring 3 (THREE) original poems to perform
– Each poem NO LONGER than 3 minutes and 40 seconds
– Come early to sign up!
– Each poet can only compete in ONE prelim slam, but if you don’t qualify, you will get another chance to slam at the Wild Card.

***If you are planning to slam, you must read through this page: http://artscorps.org/slam
****There are some big changes to our qualification system so please read the whole page!

FEATURING: Cristina Orbé, of orbé orbé (https://cristinaorbe.bandcamp.com/)
Dance by Shadow Shifters (https://www.facebook.com/ChasingShifters/)
Music by Riff Raff, of Night Crush (https://www.facebook.com/Night-Crush-662006387250261/)
Hosted by Ebo Barton, of How to Love This Queer Body of Color (https://www.facebook.com/queerbodycolor/)

Nearby buses: 7, 8, 39, 50, light rail
To request ASL interpretation, please email shelby.handler@artscorps.org by February 10th
This is not a scent free event.
Wheelchair accessibility info to come.


February 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Youth Speaks Seattle


Theater Off Jackson
409 7th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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