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20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival

At the intersection of dynamic artistic presentation and engaged civic participation, Brave New Voices presents platforms for young people to share their stories and speak their hopes and dreams about the contemporary realities of their everyday lives.

The 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival will convene young poets from around the world for 4 days of workshops, slams, showcases, community service, and civic participation events from July 19-22, 2017.

International Youth Poetry Slam Festival
July 19 to 22, 2017
Most events are free but registration is required

Queeriosity is a place for queer and questioning youth to simply be and have their emerging artistic and activist voices celebrated.

This year, the 20th Annual Queeriosity will be produced as part of Brave New Voices.

> 2017 Full Schedule

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • 1 pm to 4 pm: Youth Writing & Performance Workshops
    San Francisco State University, West Campus Green (Font Blvd at Tapia Ave.)
  • 7 pm: Queeriosity
    Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • The Slam (Quarterfinals)
    Downtown Berkeley– various locations
    – Round 1 | 11:30 am
    – Round 2 | 3 pm
  • The Slam (Semifinals)
    Oakland – various locations, Uptown and Lake Merritt
    – 8 pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • 11 am to 3 pm: Brave New Teachers
    Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St.
  • 7 pm: Grand Slam Finals
    War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave, SF

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