February 2019 Youth Poetry Slam Qualifier

Monday, Feb 11, 6pm
Busboys And Poets
625 Monroe St NE, Washington

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What do you get with amazing poetry, a live DJ, and a dope venue...?

Come watch our first Youth Poetry Slam Qualifier of the season as students from across the DMV compete for a chance to rank among the globe's top youth poets and emcees!

Poets/MCs will compete to qualify for the team traving to Las Vegas this July as part of the WBL DMV Slam Team.  Team members will receive travel, accomidations, festival registration and a stipend of $200 each.  

Slam rules: all participants must be 13-19-years-old and come prepared with two original pieces (do not have to be memorized) not exceeding the length of 3 minutes and 30 seconds, one poem per round. Participants are not allowed to use props, costumes, or accompanying music. The top 4 will be invited to compete in our Grand Slam Finals for a chance to be on the 2019 Words Beats & Life DMV team traveling to Brave New Voices in Las Vegas this July! For more information email mazi@wblinc.org or call (202) 667-1192.

The top 4 poets will also be invited to perform ona show produced by Words Beats and Life on WPFW 89.3FM called Live in late February.