GEARING UP FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL NYC TEEN POETRY GRAND SLAM FINALS @ THE LEGENDARY APOLLO THEATER
We know you’ve been waiting for it — we’re (finally!) ready to bring you Urban Word’s 21st Annual Teen Poetry Slam!
Participate for a chance to:
- Perform on stage at the legendary Apollo Theater Sat, April 6, 2019!
- Join our Teen Slam Team and represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Poetry Festival
- Win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete against teens from all over the country!
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE!
Full Slam Season Schedule
(All Preliminary and Semi-Final Slams are FREE and all ages!)
Mon, March 4, 6pm – 8pm @ Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Fri, March 8, 6pm – 8pm @ Urban Word NYC (5 W 19th St. 3rd Floor Buzzer Q, New York, NY 10011)
Mon, March 11, 7pm – 8:30pm @ The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s (131 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003, entrance on E. 11th between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave)
Fri, March 15, 6pm – 8pm @ DreamYard Project (1085 Washington Ave. Bronx, NY 10456)
Wed, March 27, 6pm – 8pm @ THE POINT CDC (940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474)
Fri, March 29, 6pm – 8pm @ Urban Word NYC (5 W 19th St. 3rd Floor Buzzer Q, New York, NY 10011)
Mon, April 1, 6pm – 8pm @ Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Grand Slam Finals
Sat, April 6, 2019, 6pm – 9pm @ the legendary Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Youth (18 & under) $15/ticket
Adults (19 & over) $18/ticket
To purchase tickets, click here!
For more info click here
CALLING ALL TEEN LYRICISTS, POETS, RAPPERS, AND WRITERS OF THE CREATIVELY INCLINED CATEGORY — IF YOU’VE GOT THE GIFT OF WORDS AND ARE READY TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD, SIGN UP FOR A PRELIMINARY SLAM!
To qualify, you must fall between the ages of 13-19. If you are already 19 years old, your birthday MUST be after 7/1/2000. You will not be able to enter the competition if you turn 20 before the Brave New Voices competition in Summer 2019.
In our Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam we honor all styles of poetry, spoken word, hip-hop and manifesto. We will open applications to the 2019 slam in January. Please stay tuned!
If you can find it in your schedule, you may also want to consider taking one of our Student Workshops.