Wednesday, July 16th
A Full Day of Poetry and Spoken Word Workshops for Youth at
George Washington University
Brave New Voices' Green Mic
The Kennedy Center, 6:00pm
2700 F St, NW
The Best Young Spoken Word Artists in the Country Talk About Global Warming.
Sponsored by The Redford Center at The Sundance Preserve and the US Green Building Council
Thursday July 17th
Quarter-Finals of the International Youth Poetry Slam
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday July 18th
Hear The Children Left Behind: Young People Speak Out on Education
LAFAYETTE PARK (across from the White House)
Semi-Finals of the International Youth Poetry Slam
The Smithsonian (2 Locations):
American Art Museum-The McEvoy Auditorium
Asian American Art Museum-Freer Auditorium
Special Emcees Beau Sia and Rafael Casal
11:00am - 1:00pm
Asian American Art Museum
1:00pm-3:00pm FREE when registering at:
SPACE IS LIMITED
Saturday, July 19th
The Grand Slam Finals of the International Youth Poetry Slam
The Lincoln Theater 7:00pm
1215 U St., NW
Live Filming for HBO's documentary on Brave New Voices!
Come See the Final Teams of The Poetry Slam with Special Guests. FREE TICKETS CAN BE REQUESTED BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO: bravenewvoices@broadwayvideo.
For complete Information About the Poetry Slam, Workshops, and Teachers Programs, http://www.youthspeaks.org/
Brave New Voices 2008 features teen poetry slam champions from cities, rural, and suburban areas, from the Deep South, Native American reservations, Alaska, college towns - even from parts of Europe and Africa - and will reach an audience of over 10,000 throughout the week. These young writers are a diverse, creative, intelligent group of trendsetters and community leaders (65% of whom qualify for the free lunch program at their home schools). They come to BNV each year to attend world-class workshops and performances by renowned poets, writers and musicians, and to participate in the Olympic-style Youth Poetry Slam, building a national community of young, intelligent, and courageous artists.