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Youth SLAM!

by Emily - 3 Comment(s)

calgary spoken word festivalDo you have what it takes to belt your poems out on the mic? If so you should definitely sign up for Youth Slam, the Calgary Spoken Word Festival's event for teens under the age of 19. In order to compete you need to bring 3 poems, no longer than 3 minutes each. You may not get to perform them all, but bring them just in case you make it through all three rounds. You could have a chance to win the grand prize: $150!

Maybe you love poetry, but you're not quite sure that you're brave enough to read just yet. No worries! Why not come and be a part of the audience? Part of the poet's score is based on audience reaction, so make sure to come out and support your favourite poets!

Event Details:

Saturday, April 05 - 11:00 AM - Free

The Central Library – John Dutton Theatre – 616 Macleod Trail SE


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by Miranda

Okay thanks Emily!

by Emily

Hi Miranda! I double-checked the Calgary Spoken Word Festival site and there's no minimum age limit listed, you just have to be under 19, so I'm pretty sure you'd be able to be a part of it! I say show up and go for it!

by Miranda

I'm almost 12 but I participated in the Youth Read because I talked to my local librarian and she said that since all of the books I read are YA that I could enter too. It says teens under 19 and I can never participate in ANYTHING that is going on because of my age and it makes me kind of really sad. Am I allowed to participate or can I not because I'm 12?

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