A program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors in partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center:
The TIME has COME!
Over 20 of Tucson’s best poets 18 & under throw down in a championship poetry slam! Judges picked from the audience! Cash prizes totaling $200!
First Annual Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) Championship
University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St – Click here for a map
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Featured poet: from Trinidad by way of Brooklyn the renown poet and performer ROGER BONAIR-AGARD!
One of the most well-respected voices of the spoken word movement! Listen to a NPR interview with Mr. Bonair-Agard here.
(Note: Patricia Smith was previously confirmed to be our feature, but had to cancel due to circumstances outside her control. We wish her well and hope to see her soon.)
- TO PARTICIPATE:
- All poets who are interested in competing must have participated in AT LEAST ONE regular TYPS event since October 2010.
- Poets must reserve their spot by emailing tucsonyouthslam (at) gmail.com before Thurs. 4/28.
- Limited number of slots! First come, first served!
- Participating poets will be invited to take a workshop with Roger Bonair Agard the day before the championship! An AMAZING opportunity!
Part of the UA Poetry Center’s YOUNG AT ART festival, more info on the festival’s other great events here.
Event on FaceBook.
Made possible with the generous support of the Every Voice in Action Foundation, the YWCA Racial Justice Program and Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea.
- POETS SIGNED UP TO COMPETE:
- Francisco Mejia
- Cynthia “Twitchy” Altamirano
- Jonny Williams
- Sabrina Flores
- Luis Borboa
- Caitlynn Weymann
- Cameron Staggers
- Jennifer Schmidt
- Juliana Briseño
- Asiya Mir
- Enrique Garcia
- Darian Gorman
- Araceli Montaño
- Aaron Guillen
- Amy Briseño
- Clarissa Holguin
- Sabina Prijic
- Ryan Velasquez
- Tony Corral