Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'll be hosting the Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Finals on March 29, plus other updates


A million things happening at once, as usual. New music coming, a ton of April shows all over the country (see the calendar on the right), various projects in-progress. One highlight of everything, though, is the Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series, organized by TruArtSpeaks. We've already seen dozens of wildly talented young people sharing their work in the prelims and semis, and now the top ten will compete for a chance to represent MN at Brave New Voices 2014.

I have the honor of hosting the big Finals slam, and DJ Stage One and BdotCroc will also be performing. Here's the Facebook event page.

As always, it's not really about the competition; it's about the community. Regardless of who gets on the team, TruArtSpeaks will continue to organize open mics and provide other opportunities for young writers and performers to share their work and build with one another. And this show should really be something special. I'm hoping we can have a full house to support these young voices. See you there.

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