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

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  or Leon at 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
For more information:

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.