Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

The young voices of Southern Arizona

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Summer Slam – August – Bilingual Slam

This month we’re going BILINGUAL!!

Spit poetry in English, Español, Français, Deutsch, 日本語
We don’t care just bring your DIVERSITY!! And like all other Summer Slams if you utilize this months theme you can get FREE POINTS!!! Using the theme is not mandatory, just a waste of good free points we’re willing to give away!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Workshop led by Spoken Futures Inc.!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by Alexia V. and Jose M.!

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

2013 Summer Slams:

  • May – Cover Slam
  • June – Storytelling Slam
  • July – Technology Slam
  • August – Bilingual Slam

Check us out on FacebookTwitter, and Youtube!

For more information: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Summer Slam – July – Technology Slam!

SATURDAY July 20th!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Leon de la Rosa!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by Zack T. & Araceli M.!

And for the first time this is going to be a
TECHNOLOGY SLAM!

For the first time, you will be able to use a prop – a video projection screen!
So as you spit your poem, any Youtube video or image of your choice can be playing in the background (with or without audio)! It can be themed to your poem or maybe you want to rap to a beat, this is your chance! There can be Youtube video of special effects or audio or even flying llamas in the background! It doesn’t have to be just a video, you can use a still picture or a slideshow – anything goes!

Make sure you are using video links from Youtube! If you want to use your own video or slideshow, make sure it is uploaded on Youtube first, then send the links to Araceli at amontano@tucsonyouthpoetryslam.org  or Leon at delarosacarrillo@email.arizona.edu so we can download them and have em’ on hand before the slam! When you email her, send the link from the video and your name, so we know which video to pull up once your name is called!

The video will start when you start reading (so don’t expect us to start the video at .56 seconds) and will end at 3 minutes and 10 seconds! You will receive an extra .5 points to your score for any round that you use a video!

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

2013 Summer Slams:

  • May – Cover Slam
  • June – Storytelling Slam
  • July – Technology Slam
  • August – Bilingual Slam

http://www.TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Slam Review – June – Story Telling Slam!

Our story telling slam was a huge success and we have ALL OF YOU TO THANK!

This was our FIRST story telling slam and a lot of you had some great stories to share with us all! Our crowd was on top of all things audience-y and a great job from our hosts Enrique G. and first-time host Megan D.!

Our workshop also led by our hosts was all about story telling. Instead of focusing on poetry, poets focused on the structure of all storytelling: Intro, conflict, resolution. They then wrote their own stories based on any event or moment they chose!

A lot of great stories were spit including some cool down look backs about ice rinks by Sheila D. and even a record breaking number of stories in one round by Wanya S.!

A huge congrats to June’s winners:

  1. Kendal Z.
  2. Misha T.
  3. Christopher K.

Don’t forget this month is our first ever TECHNOLOGY SLAM! Which means don’t forget to email us your links to whatever you plan to use for your performance! You can use slideshows, videos (with OR without music/sound), or even just backgrounds for effect. And if you missed our story telling slam catch up on some of the vids on our YouTube!

 

Slam Review – May 2013 – Cover Slam!

Thank you all for making our first Summer Slam amazing! It was great to hear all of you perform both work that was and wasn’t yours in our first TYPS cover slam this summer!

The TYPS youth Amy B. and first time host Lydia H. ran the workshop that also revolved around our Cover Slam theme using poetry from Climbing Poetree and Sierra DeMulder! During the slam it was nothing but cover love as poets covered poetry not only from poets such as Andrea Gibson but also covered each other like Chris K. Covering our very own Caitlynn Weymann!

We also had a shout out from someone who’s first day stationed in Tucson came for some coffee and stayed for the poetry! Goes to show the impact youth and poetry can make even when facing trouble in our community.

A huge congrats to our winners for this month!

  1. Zack T.
  2. Enrique G.
  3. Megan D.

Don’t forget next month we’re having our first Story Telling Slam! What’s the difference you ask? Good question! Look for more details on the June Storytelling Slam event page, coming soon! Hope to see everybody there!

Info For Competing Poets

Hey all!

We hope you are as excited as we are for the championship coming up this weekend. Without you, there would be no championship, so we want to make sure you are prepared!

    • First, it is important that you come on time. All competing poets need to arrange transportation to the Poetry Center beforehand.

    • FRIDAY 5-6:30pm workshop
    • SATURDAY arrive at 12pm, finished by 4pm
  • Second, we will be having only two rounds this year. We want to give everybody their chance to rock the mic but since we will have so much other great stuff going on we need to make time where we can get it.
  • Lastly, although attire is not a priority, we do recommend you wear clothing which does not distract from what actually matters: poetry. Business casual is what to aim for if you feel like dressing up.

We want to make this event just as awesome for everyone involved and need for everybody to be on the same page since this is the home stretch. If there are any other questions please message me and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible!

We can’t wait to see what you all have to show!

Slam Review – March 2013 – Feat. Zami Tinashe!

Last night was the greatest closing slam of the three seasons the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam has had. NO LIE. Y’all brought it, y’all rocked it, y’all are amazing! Poem after poem, breath after breath, it was enticing and exciting to see the newcomers perform for the first time. I hope I speak for those of us who will no longer be eligible to compete anymore, last night gives us hope and continuation of the TYPS through new eyes and new voices.

Special shout outs to our beautiful co-hosts Amy B. and Araceli M., to our amazing score keeper Alexia, Wanya D., and our videographer. Also big thank you and shout out to our amazing feature Zami Tinashe, who not only served us with wisdom during our workshop but shed truth during his set. AMAZING AMAZING, I TELL YOU, AMAZING!!!

Not to mention, this was the first slam entirely operated by youth though out the whole night! AND, Pueblo High had its largest attendance and most poets spitting on the mic! THIS MADE ME TEAR UP! Props to the keedz y’all!

Congrats to our placing poets!

1st Place: Misha T.
2nd Place: Yulissa H.
3rd Place: Lydia H.

Remember next month: April 20th is our Championship, the biggest event of the season!
Sign up here and get your poems ready; old or new!

All things of love and peace.

Tucson Youth Poetry Slam – March 2013 – Feat. Zami Hyemingway!

This is it! The last chance to slam before the 2013 Championship! Don’t miss it!

SATURDAY MARCH 16th!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Amy Briseño!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by Amy Briseño & Araceli M.!
Featured poet: ZAMI HYEMINGWAY !

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Zami Tinashe Hyemingway was born in Southern California as his mother’s youngest daughter. Zami is a University of Arizona Alumni, graduating with a Bachelors of Art in Africana Studies and minor in Pre-Law. He is currently the Youth Programs Coordinator for the Eon Youth Lounge and is the founder and coordinator of the Arizona Gay Straight Alliance Network. Zami is also a fitness enthusiast and a Spoken Word artist who’s performed all over the United States including New York, Washington D.C., California, Arizona and Kentucky. Zami sees his work as an opportunity to share and develop his passion for educating people about intersecting oppressions within communities of color and the LGBTQ community, and how issues of race, gender, religion and sexuality are all intertwined and thus require people to consider identity and social injustices in multi-layered and nuanced ways. If you were to ask Zami why he writes, he will say “because so many others weren’t able to.”

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

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam All-City Championship, Saturday April 20th, 1pm, University of Arizona Poetry Slam.

March is the last regular season slam, meaning this is your last chance to qualify for the 2013 Championship on April 20th! Registration for the Championship is open to all poets who have slammed at least once during the 2012-2013 regular season. Registration will be open on 3/16, more info at http://www.TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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For more information: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Slam Review – February 2013 – Feat. Phonetic Spit!

The TYPS championship is around the corner, but the 2012-2013 season isn’t over yet! This month we brought down some of the heat from Phoenix, AZ – Phonetic Spit! And they weren’t the only ones bringing the heat, hosted by Amy Briseno and Zack T. the whole night was non stop youth talent and supah hot fire spitting!

Logan Phillips kicked off the night with a special workshop on revising and editing poetry. With the championship around the corner the TYPSters are kicking it in gear with their writing and Logan helped with the fine tuning with a few helpful editing tips!

After the workshop the night continued with each and every poet tearing up the mic with their hot talent! We had some new faces along and new poetry along with the familiar. And that includes the feature! Phonetic Spit poets Tomas Stanton, Garret Pauli, and Rosie Casales shared their talent with the TYPS straight out of their own slam earlier on the day! Because we all know poetry is a full time job!

Also throughout the night the official announcement was made for the new parent organization of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam – Spoken Futures Incorporated! Logan Phillips and Sarah Gonzalez announced the new organization along with the all new finally released mission and vision statement! Excitement all around!

Congrats to this months winners!
1. James B.
2. Faith D.
3. Kendall Z.

Also on the mic:
Rebecca L.
Iris M.
Keenia S.
Wanya S.
Jeremy A.
Adam S.
Destiny S.
Misha T.
Chris K
Mia E.

Don’t forget there isn’t a regular season slam in April which means that March is the last slam befo the championship! Don’t miss it!

TYPS Monthly – Feat. Phonetic Spit!

Don’t miss the TYPS this Saturday when we’re bring down sick talent from our sister city Phoenix – Phonetic Spit!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16th!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Workshop led by Phonetic Spit!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by Amy Briseño & Zack T.!
Featured poet: PHONETIC SPIT!

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Phonetic Spit is Phoenix’s premiere youth spoken word ensemble, that uses hip-hop pedagogy to inspire youth to boldly express themselves through poetry, dance, theatre, and graffiti.

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

2012-2013 TYPS Season:
Feb 16 • Mar 16

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For more information: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

¡Tucson Youth Poetry Slam! – January – Feat. Teré Fowler-Chapman!

We are kicking the new year off right! We’re heating up Tucson with supah hot fire spitting behind the mic so don’t miss it! We’re keeping the Tucson talent rolling this month with Teré Fowler-Chapman!

SATURDAY JANUARY 19th!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Workshop led by Teré Fowler-Chapman

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Hosted by Amy Briseño & Enrique Garcia!
Featured poet: TERÉ FOWLER-CHAPMAN!

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Teré Fowler-Chapman is an artist, poet, and fiction writer. A visionary whose medium is black ink, her creative works possess fluidity that allows her work to bend into multiple genres.

Teré has been featured on the national radio show KXCI. She has healed crowds at numerous poetry events such as Tucson’s very own Take Back the Night event. She has facilitated innovative writing workshops students bringing awareness to the importance of creative writing for youth. Her proudest accomplishment is being a co-writer of personalized children books that focus on raising the reading levels of inner city youth.

Teré Fowler-Chapman currently resides in Tucson where she hosts a community open poetry reading called “Words on the Avenue” at Café Passe designed to provide a platform for her community to be heard. She is currently continuing her education to further her growth as a writer and teacher of her craft. You can find her work at www.sliverofpearl.com.

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

2012-2013 TYPS Season:
Feb 16 • Mar 16

http://www.TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

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, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council.

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