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Blue Star Complex #C147

Fresh Ink Youth Poetry Slam

Fresh Ink Youth Slam is a community organization dedicated to promoting literacy and the literary arts to the young people of San Antonio, Texas. We work among the community to host workshops in creative writing, poetry, and performance based poetry.

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Fresh Ink Youth Poetry Slam

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Apr 02, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Blue Star Complex #C147, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA

About the event

Fresh Ink Youth Slam is a community organization dedicated to promoting literacy and the literary arts to the young people of San Antonio, Texas. We work among the community to host workshops in creative writing, poetry, and performance based poetry. Believing that everyone's voice is important, we strive to provide a forum for young people to utilize their own voice in a creative space. Our hope is to make poetry available to the masses for artistic and healing purposes.

To learn more about Fresh Ink Youth Slam, please visit FreshInkSA on Facebook!

What is a Poetry Slam?

A poetry slam is a form of performance poetry that combines the elements of performance, writing, competition, and audience participation.

What are the Rules?

1. Participants must be under 21 years of age. 

2. Participants should be prepared to perform 3 rounds. 

3. Judges are randomly chosen from the audience and scores each poem between 0 - 10.0. 

4. Poets have 3 minutes and 10 seconds to complete their poem. Time penalty results in a loss of points. 

5. Poets advance through rounds based on cumulative scores in rounds one and two. 

What are the Prizes?

1. First Prize - Bragging rights, Blue Star Contemporary Membership and La Tisha Rosemond-Williams Confidence Grant. The grantee is guided through an arts and entrepreneurial/mentorship process, creating a business, branding and product. This grant is valued at over $1500. 

2. Second Prize - Blue Star Contemporary Membership and $100 cash.

3. Third Prize - Blue Star Contemporary Membership and $50 cash. 

For more information, please contact Aminah at Aminahdece@progresstudios.com.

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