Don’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day? No worries! Have a belated holiday with loved ones at the one and only Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (bring your date)! We welcome love in the form of poems, snaps, cheers, hugs and coffee! The flawless energy that filled Bentley’s last month will be greater than ever! Our youth will be showing the audience how much we appreciate them, so don’t miss out! Our very own TYPS veteran, Amy Briseno will be featuring for us! Jose M. will be presented as our spotlight poet for winning last months slam! And lets not forget our wonderful music provider – DJ Queue! It’s gonna be a night to remember and it’s all happening next Saturday!


SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting: 5:00-6:30pm
Taught by: Amy Briseno

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-9:30pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poets: AMY BRISENO!
Spotlight poet: JOSE M!


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Amy Briseno is a veteran of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam. She started with the TYPS in December of 2010 as an extra credit opportunity and, while she did not even advance into the second round, fell in love with slam and continued to attend for the next three seasons. She has participated in writing programs such as Nuestra Voz, an after school writing program focusing on social justice, and has taught workshops along with other Spoken Futures staff including Sarah Gonzales, Alexia Vazquez and Enrique Garcia. In June 2012 she was awarded the Pima Business & Arts Council’s “Lumie” award for ‘Emerging Artist’ and has been featured in multiple media outlets such as the Arizona Daily Star and on Arizona Illustrated for her work with the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam and Spoken Futures!

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
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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, Tucson Pima Arts Council.