Sunday, January 30, 2011

February They Speak poetry slam

Calling all youth poets and those who listen:


Saturday February 12th @ 3pm (Presented by the Texas Youth Word Collective)

*2pm - Free writing workshop
*2:30-3pm Slam signup

ADMISSION: $5 cover, free for slam participants

PLACE: Ruta Maya World Headquarters,
3601 S. Congress, Austin , Texas 78704
CONTACTS: Dr. Sheila Siobhan (512) 422-6653, Co-Director
Ron Horne (512-632-5033, Co-Director


The first youth slam of the new year was led off by a 14 year old female participant who grabbed our attention with the honesty in her voice. She was followed by several evocative performances and calls to action. There was only one thing missing: YOU!!! You or a teen you know may be waiting for this moment to be heard and wow the world. Come enjoy an afternoon of stirring, thought-provoking poetry.

*This is one of only TWO more chances to qualify for the big Slam Off and
compete to win a spot on 2011 They Speak Youth Slam team for this summer's
nationals in San Francisco!!! (Note: All ages are welcome to participate in
the citywide slams. But only 13-19 year olds can qualify for nationals.)

Come be inspired and support the youth of Austin and Central Texas in our 9th
season. You'll see some of last year's phenomenal youth poets, as well as some
surprising, great new faces to rock your world.

We are conducting writing and performance workshops by none other than National
Poetry Slam Finalist, and two-time Austin Slam Champion, Christopher Michael as
well as other nationally renowned writers and performers here in the Austin

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.

photo of Shay by editor during January's slam

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