Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Quest for the Voice Schedule Announced

Photo of Kevin Yang by Orin Rubin

If you don't know, Quest for the Voice is an annual youth poetry slam series organizing by the Minnesota Spoken-Word Association and its partners and allies.  This slam series will decide which teens get to rep MN at Brave New Voices, the national youth poetry slam festival.  If you are a young poet, or you know some young poets, spread the word!

Rules: youth 13-19 can compete. Most preliminaries are one round only, but come with two poems just in case.  Semifinals and Finals are 2 rounds so come with two dynamic/original pieces.  Any style/any topic is cool, as long as it's three minutes or less.  The top 5-7 poems from each slam (based on sign up percentage) will advance to semifinals.  Top poets at semis will advance to Finals.

Quest for the Voice Preliminary Slams

Edison High School - Northeast Minneapolis
700 22nd Avenue Northeast, room 225
March 9, 3-5pm

Washburn High School - South Minneapolis
201 West 49th Street
March 10th, 6-8pm

The Canvas - St. Paul
1610 West Hubbard Ave
March 10th, 6-8pm

Perpich Center for Arts Education - Golden Valley
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
March Date/ During School

St. Paul Conservatory - St. Paul
Partnering with Golden Deli @ Golden's
Located on the first floor of the historic Northwestern Building
275 East 4th Street Suite 102
March 15, 6-8pmFree

Oak Park Neighborhood Community Center - North Minneapolis
1701 Oak Park Avenue North
March 17, 6pm

South High School - South Minneapolis
3131 19th Avenue South
March Date/ During School

Writing Circle/Prep for Semis
March 18 at the 42nd Avenue Station Coffee Shop
4171 Lyndale Ave North in Minneapolis
4:30-6pm; Free

Monday March 21 at the U of M - Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis
Hosted by Voices Merging
6:30pm  ($3 students/ $5 adults)

Late May at the U of M; details TBA.

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