THIS IS IT! Spring is our most exciting time of the TYPS season! Our last slam before the championships on April 26th! Poets, don’t miss out on practicing your poems! Audience, don’t miss out on some mind-blowing poetry! This month we have an amazing feature from Sells, Arizona repping the Tohono O’odham Nation, Amy Juan, who you do not wanna miss! Back for her second time as a DJ, be ready for the jams provided by DJ Jirasol! Everything is just around the corner! Get excited and don’t miss out!
Reminder: Sign-ups for the TYPS Championships will close after the slam on April 19th! Limited spots are available, so sign up ASAP!
SATURDAY APRIL 19th!
SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting: 5:00-6:30pm
Taught by: Amy Juan
POETRY SLAM: 7:00-9:30pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by ENRIQUE GARCIA AND ZACK TAYLOR!
Featured poets: AMY JUAN!
At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UA lot on Cherry & Speedway.
A little about our feature:
Amy Juan is a daughter of the Tohono O’odham Hemajkam, a lover of the stars and traditional O’odham
music. Her community involvement began in the feast houses baking bread with her grandma and currently exists in O’odham Rights and Sovereignty in resistance to Border Militarization, Traditional Foods, and Culture and Language revitalization. She has featured poetry in the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Tribal College Journal and throughout her community in which she shares experiences on “The Rez”, the O’odham way of life and messages of empowerment.
The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is made possible in part by generous support from: Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, The Crossroads Collaborative, Womens Foundation of Southern Arizona & UNIDAS, Tucson Pima Arts Council.