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


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 !


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

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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.