Don’t miss out on one of the last slams before the championships next month! The buzz is bigger than ever! Get ready to follow this year’s Festival of Books and Poetry Out Loud state competition with yet another great TYPS Saturday.! This month, we have a returning feature from the TYPS 2013 Championship, Carlos Contreras! In the spotlight will be our lovely winner of last months slam, Zoe K! Also, you don’t wanna miss our first time music provider this month, DJ Jirasol! We’re on the last stretch of our season, don’t miss out!

SATURDAY March 15th!

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting: 5:00-6:30pm
Taught by: Carlos Contreras!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-9:30pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poets: CARLOS CONTRERAS!
Spotlight poet: ZOE K.!

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

What our feature has to say about himself!:

My name is Carlos Contreras. I have been twice recognized as a national champion performance poet. These days, I live and work in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I work as a local educator, who leads writing workshops in the adult jail facility at the Gordon Bernell Charter School, while at the same time teaching all levels of high school English. One of the things that I love about who I work with and for, is that those I work with see the passion I have for helping our community, and so yearly I am given time off to also provide services to the National Hispanic Cultural Center. At the NHCC I play host to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Voces program, a writing institute for youth. It is experiences like that of teaching at such a young age, and working at the NHCC with the Voces program, that garnered me the honor of being awarded a 2012 Bravos Award, as an “Emerging Creative.” I dream of a world in which I can support myself solely by way of my art, until then I will continue to work at nurturing and honing my craft.
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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.