the TYPS celebrates
with big events every weekend!

You’re going to be hearing from us a lot this month! The TYPS is celebrating NaPoMo in style with a big event every weekend of April!

  • Fri. & Sat. 4/6-4/7 30th: Annual Tucson Poetry Festival
    The Ocotillo Poetry Slam Championship is Friday night at 9pm at Main Gate Square. TYPS poets are also specially invited to a workshop given by slam legent PATRICIA SMITH at noon on Saturday at the UA Poetry Center. Check the full schedule here.
  • Sunday April 15th: Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Benefit Dinner
    Our first-ever fundraising event! A formal three-course dinner served by Casa Restaurante Casa Español with poems from TYPS poets. Organized from the youth-led TYPS Fundraiser Committee and students from the UA Blue Chip leadership program. Recommend the event to those interested in supporting youth voice in Tucson, and buy your tickets today! Want to help TYPS grow? Click here!
  • Friday April 20: Workshop & Open Mic
    4-7pm at the Pennington Street Block Party, downtown. Workshop given by TYPS poets, plus an open mic for the masses!

  • Saturday April 21st: Last slam of the regular season 2011-2012
    The last open slam of the regular season! AKA the last chance anyone to participate & thus qualify for the 2012 Championship. Featuring Jasmine Cuffee of Albuquerque! The info will be posted here.
  • Saturday April 28th: 2012 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam CHAMPIONSHIP
    This is it! The biggest slam of the entire year! Hosted again by the UA Poetry Center and featuring Jessica Helen Lopez of Albuquerque, New Mexico! To qualify to compete, poets must have participated in at least one regular slam during the 2011-2012 season. Watch the TYPS Group on Facebook and the TYPS Blog for info on how to register!