Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

The young voices of Southern Arizona

Author: TYPS (page 2 of 4)

More poetry: Voices, Inc. & Emily Dickinson

November 19, 2011, 11am-1pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center Family Days – Voices, Inc. Workshop

VOICES, Inc. cyanotype-inspired poetry workshop!

VOICES, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that documents Tucson’s community stories and inspires individuals to explore themselves and their connection to place. Join VOICES, Inc., for a fun and highly interactive creative adventure using beautiful cyanotype photographs as our visual muse as we play with words to create poems in fast-paced time bursts. The cyanotypes, created by City High School students in our wet darkroom photography program, are blue-toned photographs that are both vibrant and haunting, clear and abstract – fertile ground for imaginative word play!

Poetry Center
Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States

http://poetry.arizona.edu/news-event/2011/11/family-days-poetry-joeys-workshops
http://www.voicesinc.org/

Sunday, Nov. 20 
Big Read Community Showcase with Stories that Soar 

Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Tucson High School – Little Theatre
suggested $5 donation

Come together with the community to celebrate all the ways we’ve reimagined Emily Dickinson this fall. Performances include “Hope is a Story that Soars,” a 30-minute multimedia presentation by Stories That Soar (inspired by 16 pieces of writing submitted by the community), an Emily D poetry slam by Logan Phillips and TYPS, performance by musician Daniel Slipetsky, and a reading of Dickinson’s poems in Spanish by fabulous high school poets Sam and Alma. Plus, additional presentations by other youth and community members!

www.korepress.org

TYPS Monthly – November – Feat. Mickey Randleman!

NOVEMBER IS GONNA BE WARMED UP! City-wide competition! Calling all poets, writers, rhymers, coffee junkies and spoken word lovers for your words, dreams, applause and screams. Tucson’s hottest microphone open to all youth 18 & under. Cash prizes!

Featuring MICKEY RANDLEMAN!

“Mickey Randleman has been slamming for six years in the Tucson community. She has represented the Ocotillo Slam twice at the Individual World Poetry Slam, and as a team member at three National Poetry Slams (including two epic road trips – Tucson rocks a mix tape). Her poetry/personality was once summarized as, “She will rip out your heart, fold it into a lovely origami snowflake, then shove that down your throat.”

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Mickey Randleman!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: Mickey Randleman!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips and Amy Briseño!

At BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd SATURDAY:
Nov. 19 • Dec. 17 • Jan. 21 • Feb. 18 • Mar. 17 • Apr. 21

2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam (a t) gmail.com

 


The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

TYPS Presents: Louder Than A Bomb! Documentary.



LOUDER THAN A BOMB with live poetry performances / 2011 LOFT FILM FEST

Friday, November 11th at 4:45 p.m.
Admission: $10.00 general; $8.00 Loft members

All-access LOFT FILM FEST passes are also available:
http://loftfilmfest.com/attend/

Don’t miss the Tucson Premiere of the award-winning documentary LOUDER THAN A BOMB, featuring live poetry performances from the TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM before the movie!

This is just one of the many great films and events you’ll see at the 2011 LOFT FILM FEST, November 10th – 17th: http://loftfilmfest.com/
Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center

WINNER! Best Documentary / 2010 Austin Film Festival

“Having a bad day? Then get yourself to Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel’s life-affirming documentary, immediately.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as “Louder Than a Bomb”. Founded in 2001, Louder Than a Bomb is the only event of its kind in the country—a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. LOUDER THAN A BOMB chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. This is not traditional “high school poetry” as many often think of it. This is language as a joyful release, brought to life by irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. How and why they do it—and the community they create along the way—is the story at the heart of this inspiring, award-winning documentary.

This screening is co-presented by TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM, OCOTILLO POETRY SLAM and LITERACY CONNECTS.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:
http://www.louderthanabombfilm.com/

Read an interview with director Greg Jacobs:
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/film/2011/06/10/interv…

(Directed by Greg Jacobs, USA, 2010, 99 mins, NR) HD Digital Presentation

TYPS Monthly – October – Feat. Shaikh Sammad!

IT’S BACK FOR OCTOBER! City-wide competition! Calling all poets, writers, rhymers, coffee junkies and spoken word lovers for your words, dreams, applause and screams. Tucson’s hottest microphone open to all youth 18 & under. Cash prizes!

Featuring Shaikh Sammad!

(Sherwin Bitsui had to postpone his TYPS feature due to a family emergency.)

Special feature: “SLAMMING EMILY” Dickinson poem competition! Special prizes for poems relating to Emily Dickinson! Read more…

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Shaikh Sammad!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm, signup at 6:30
Featured poet: SHAIKH SAMMAD!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips and Amy Briseño!

at BENTLEY’S 1730 E Speedway
near the UofA, across from McDonald’s, extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd SATURDAY:
Oct. 15 • Nov. 19 • Dec. 17
Jan. 21 • Feb. 18 • Mar. 17 • Apr. 21

2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam@gmail.com

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, YWCA Racial Justice Program / Nuestra Voz, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

TYPS presents: “Slamming Emily” Dickinson Slam Poetry Workshops



Emily Dickinson like you’ve never heard her before––poetry slam style! Come check out these free writing and performance workshops with Logan Phillips of the infamous Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS)! Open to all youth ages 13-19.

Read more about the Big Read project at Zócalo Magazine.

Brought to you by the NEA Big Read, Kore Press, and the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam.

Performance Workshop with James Kass of Brave New Voices!

 
JAMES KASS of San Francisco is Co-Executive Producer of the BRAVE NEW VOICES national youth poetry slam and founder of Youth Speaks!

This will be an exciting and dynamic session open to all youth ages 13-21 interested in poetry, spoken word, hip-hop or performance! FREE!

The workshop will be co-facilitated by LOGAN PHILLIPS, coordinator of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam.

Wednesday, September 14th 2011
4-5:30pm FREE! 

Sam Lena – South Tucson Branch Library

1607 S. 6th Ave. (at 26th St.)

Event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/r4lCBu

http://tucsonyouthpoetryslam.blogspot.com/
tucsonyouthslam@gmail.com
http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/southtucson/
http://youthspeaks.org/
http://www.bravenewvoices.org/

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, this workshop is presented in collaboration with Culturestrike and the Pima County Public Library.

Announced! 2011-2012 Season Kickoff!

IT’S BACK! City-wide competition! Calling all poets, writers, rhymers, coffee junkies and spoken word lovers for your words, dreams, applause and screams. Tucson’s hottest microphone open to all youth 18 & under. Cash prizes!

Featuring slam champion CARLOS CONTRERAS, coming all the way from Albuquerque, NM just to be at the TYPS! Hosted by Logan Phillips & Sarita Gonzales!

Event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/qbddbo

SLAM WORKSHOP & Volunteer Meeting 5:00-6:30pm
Led by Carlos Contreras of Albuquerque, NM!

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm
Signup at 6:30, open to all, bring two original poems
Featured poet: CARLOS CONTRERAS!
Slam hosted by Logan Phillips and Sarita Gonzales

at BENTLEY’S
1730 E Speedway, near the UofA, across from McDonald’s
extra parking behind the building and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

2011-2012 TYPS dates, every 3rd Saturday:
Sept. 17 • Oct. 15 • Nov. 19 • Dec. 17
Jan. 21 • Feb. 18 • Mar. 17 • Apr. 21


2012 ALL-CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sat. Apr 28, 2011, UA Poetry Center. Participate to qualify!

http://tucsonyouthslam.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/TucsonYouthSlam
https://www.facebook.com/ocotillopoetryslam
For more information: tucsonyouthslam@gmail.com

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) is a program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, and made possible in part by generous support from:

The Every Voice in Action Foundation, Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea, UA Poetry Center, Tucson Pima Arts Council, YWCA Racial Justice Program / Nuestra Voz, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

TYPS – ¡Summer slams 2011!

The TYPS keeps on keepin’ on straight through the summer! As of May 2011 the TYPS will now be held every 3rd Saturday of the month. This summer we are introducing youth co-hosts and some very interesting featured poets! Don’t miss the hottest thing going on this summer, the ¡TYPS!

  • Sat., May 21, 2011: feat. Niccolea M Nance. Hosted by Maya Asher & Luis Borboa
  • Sat., June 18, 2011: feat. Christina Vega-Westhoff of the Corrido Writing Workshops. Hosted by Luis Borboa & TBA.
  • Sat., July 16, 2011:
  • Sat., August 20, 2011:

The regular 2011-2012 season begins in September.

As always:

SLAM WORKSHOP 5:00-6:00pm

TYPS COMMITTEE 6:00-6:30pm
Come decide how the TYPS should be run & volunteer.

POETRY SLAM: 7:00-10:00pm
Signup at 6:30

Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea
1730 E Speedway
is by the UofA, across from McDonald’s on the south side
extra parking behind the building
and in the UofA lot on Cherry & Speedway

Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship 2011 – ¡RESULTS & VIDEO!

First Annual Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship
April 30th, 2011, University of Arizona Poetry Center
A program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors
Featuring Roger Bonair-Agard & hosted by Maya Asher & Logan Phillips

Made possible with the generous support of the UA Poetry Center, the Every Voice in Action Foundation and Nuestra Voz.

Nineteen of Tucson’s best youth poets came together for the first-ever all-city championship on a beautiful sunny afternoon! The event was the culmination of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam’s (TYPS) inaugural 2010-2011 season, and also the grand finale of the UA Poetry Center’s “Young at Art” festival. Seven different high schools from all sides of the city were represented on the mic. Months in the making, the championship showcased the amazing power and positive energy of the TYPS for all to see.

Thanks to the poets; and to our supporters & volunteers: Teresa Dawn Driver, Taylor Johnson, DJ Carl Hanni, Andrea Marafino, Sarah Gonzales, Cebele Knowles, Renee Angle, Kurt Fischer, Myrlin Hepworth, Howard Smith and many more.

Video of the entire event is here, part of the TYPS YouTube channel.

Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship 2011 Results:

    Winners

  1. Darian Gorman 87.0
  2. Enrique García 86.7
  3. Araceli Montaño 86.6
    Runners up:

  1. Cynthia “Twitchy” Altamirano 86.5
  2. Amy Briseño 86.1
    Also participating:

  • Ryan Velasquez
  • Jonny Williams
  • Sabina Prijic
  • Francisco Mejia
  • Antonio Corral
  • Juliana Briseño
  • Caitlynn Weymann
  • Clarissa Holguin
  • Asiya Mir
  • Shane Grey
  • Jennifer Schmidt
  • Luis Borboa
  • Alexia Vasquez
  • Aaron Guillen
  • Amber Hough

First Annual TUCSON YOUTH POETRY SLAM (TYPS) CHAMPIONSHIP!

A program of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors in partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center:

The TIME has COME!

Over 20 of Tucson’s best poets 18 & under throw down in a championship poetry slam! Judges picked from the audience! Cash prizes totaling $200!

First Annual Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) Championship
University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St – Click here for a map
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Featured poet: from Trinidad by way of Brooklyn the renown poet and performer ROGER BONAIR-AGARD!
One of the most well-respected voices of the spoken word movement! Listen to a NPR interview with Mr. Bonair-Agard here.

(Note: Patricia Smith was previously confirmed to be our feature, but had to cancel due to circumstances outside her control. We wish her well and hope to see her soon.)

Hosted by poets MAYA ASHER and LOGAN PHILLIPS!
Coordinators of the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

    TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. All poets who are interested in competing must have participated in AT LEAST ONE regular TYPS event since October 2010.
  2. Poets must reserve their spot by emailing tucsonyouthslam (at) gmail.com before Thurs. 4/28.
  3. Limited number of slots! First come, first served!
  4. Participating poets will be invited to take a workshop with Roger Bonair Agard the day before the championship! An AMAZING opportunity!

Part of the UA Poetry Center’s YOUNG AT ART festival, more info on the festival’s other great events here.

Event on FaceBook.

Made possible with the generous support of the Every Voice in Action Foundation, the YWCA Racial Justice Program and Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea.

    POETS SIGNED UP TO COMPETE:

  1. Francisco Mejia
  2. Cynthia “Twitchy” Altamirano
  3. Jonny Williams
  4. Sabrina Flores
  5. Luis Borboa
  6. Caitlynn Weymann
  7. Cameron Staggers
  8. Jennifer Schmidt
  9. Juliana Briseño
  10. Asiya Mir
  11. Enrique Garcia
  12. Darian Gorman
  13. Araceli Montaño
  14. Aaron Guillen
  15. Amy Briseño
  16. Clarissa Holguin
  17. Sabina Prijic
  18. Ryan Velasquez
  19. Tony Corral
« Older posts Newer posts »