TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM
2018-2019 SEASON: Youth! Voice! Equity! Power!
Every 3rd Saturday of the month. 5pm slam workshop, 7pm poetry slam. Sign-up at 6:30.
Oct 20 • Nov 17 • Dec 8 (2nd Saturday) • Jan 19 • Feb 16 • Mar 16
2019 CHAMPIONSHIP COMING IN APRIL 2019!
Every slam features a workshop & special performance by a nationally-recognized spoken word artist! Check the website for upcoming features. www.TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org
We’ve moved! Now at LA PILITA CULTURAL CENTER!
In Barrio Viejo at 420 S Main Ave, just south of the Tucson Convention Center. Parking is available along Main Ave, Simpson St and Meyer Ave. Please be careful to check parking signs and not block driveways.
The TYPS is always free, but suggested donation is $5 for youth, $10 or more for adults.
POETRY SLAM RULES
1. Poems must be poets’ own creation. 2. Three minute time limit per poem. 3. No music other than what you can make with your mouth / body. 4. No props or costumes.
There is no censorship at the TYPS. Yes, that means you can drop the f-bomb. No, it doesn’t mean you should. Use your words wisely & for great impact. No hate speech will be tolerated (i.e. no specific threats or defamation of a person or a group). The TYPS builds community!
The TYPS competition is open to all poets, aged 18 or younger as of 9/15/2018. Poems can be memorized or performed on page (paper works better than digital). ALL STYLES and LANGUAGES WELCOME! Hip-hop / stand up / traditional poetry / etc. Come to the workshop. We’ll teach you to rock the mic.
Five judges are selected from the crowd, each judge scores each poem on a scale of 0.0 – 10.0 taking into consideration both content and delivery. We drop the high score and the low score, adding together the middle three, giving each poem a final score from 0.0 – 30.0.
There are three rounds. All poets perform in the first round. Usually only the top 6 poets advance to the second round, so spit your best work first. We cut to three poets for the final round.
Remember: the point isn’t the points; the point is the poetry!
CASH MONEY and GIFT CERTIFICATES!
Admiration and recognition in your community!
Special prize for first-time poets!
JOIN US! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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the TYPS is a program of Spoken Futures, Inc.