Monday, January 18, 2010

Youth poets in the new year

A new year/new decade notice from the Texas Youth Word Collective:

EVENT: They Speak Youth Poetry Slam
DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 4 pm
ADMISSION: $5 cover, free for slam participants, under 5 & teachers
PLACE: The Independent (corner of E. 5th & Brushy St.)
Austin, Texas 78702
CONTACTS: Tova Charles (514) 554-3720, Project Coordinator
Dr. Sheila Siobhan (512) 422-6653, Co-Director

Happy New Year!!!!! As a new decade begins, we at the Texas Youth Word Collective, also entering a new era, wish everyone much success and prosperity. One of the great things about a new year is the idea that you can change and make things better: your grades, your health, your life. You can reinvent yourself. With that in mind, if you have never been to our youth poetry slam, They Speak, we extend to you a special invitation to do something new; come check it out, start a trend amongst your friends and family, do something cool. For those of you that have been long-time supporters of TYWC, we welcome you back to show the uninitiated how much fun the youth slam is and how you picked up your own cool points. School teachers are admitted free of charge!

So, we invite all of you (the rookies, the veterans, and the curious) to come help us continue to launch this, our 8th season of the city wide youth poetry slam, the They Speak Youth Poetry Slam See what all the excitement is about and be inspired by the voices and leaders of tomorrow. Those participants between the ages of 13 and 19 will be eligible to compete for a spot on the team we take to Brave New Voices 2010 in the home of the stars, the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California

Please come for a night of stirring, thought-provoking poetry. This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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