IT’S BACK FOR OCTOBER! City-wide competition! Calling all poets, writers, rhymers, coffee junkies and spoken word lovers for your words, dreams, applause and screams. Tucson’s hottest microphone open to all youth 18 & under. Cash prizes!

Featuring Shaikh Sammad!

(Sherwin Bitsui had to postpone his TYPS feature due to a family emergency.)

Special feature: “SLAMMING EMILY” Dickinson poem competition! Special prizes for poems relating to Emily Dickinson! Read more…

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Shaikh Sammad!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: SHAIKH SAMMAD!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips and Amy Briseño!

at BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd SATURDAY:
Oct. 15 • Nov. 19 • Dec. 17
Jan. 21 • Feb. 18 • Mar. 17 • Apr. 21

Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!
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The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, YWCA Racial Justice Program / Nuestra Voz, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.