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NJ Youth Slam Semi Finals

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come out and support NJ Youth Poetry Movement by joining us for our Semi finals ! Come witness youth from across New Jersey competing for their chance to be on the 2018 New Jersey Youth Slam team, This team will be representing New Jersey at an international youth slam poetry competition.

Meet and Greet with Food: 5pm

Want to find out more about The New Jersey Youth Slam Movement? Come learn about The Loud Project’s school based partnerships set to build brave spaces, promote literacy, and self discovery in schools across the city. Get informed about The Newark Poetry Institute that publishes young authors, connects young poets to scholarship money, as well as writing workshops in their community. Meet the folks behind the movement to get connected to resources in our meet and greet preslam mixer. All educators, parents, community leaders, youth activists, young folks, and creatives come meet us.

Poetry Slam at 6pm with the top 30 youth poets across NJ.

$5-10 dollar suggested donation. You will not be turned away from lack of funds. This will be a fundraiser to raise money for the kids to get to Brave New Voices in Chicago.

Whats a poetry slam?

A poetry slam is a competition where poets are critiqued by judges picked from the audience. These judges are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance. Individual poets will compete in multiple rounds with original pieces. The poets with the highest accumulative scores will move onto finals.

Check Out Our Feature!!!

Featuring Khalil Jibran

Interested in getting involved in slam or have a child that is a writer?

Come find out about our free programs today! All you need to be is between the ages of 13-19, and living in New Jersey.
Want to register? Send a request with your age, school, and number to theloudproject65@gmail.com.

Check out our websites: http://www.theloudprojectnj.com

Want to find out how you can support the slams? Volunteer Today!


January 18
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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