Monday, June 22, 2009

YOUTH SPEAKS PRESENTS:: BRAVE NEW VOICES POETRY SLAM FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO

More than 900 teenage poets, representing 50 cities and towns across
the United States will participate in the internationally renowned,
12th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Fest
presented by Youth Speaks Inc. in partnership with Columbia College
and Young Chicago Authors. This event is an opportunity for young
writers and free thinkers to celebrate themselves, their stories and
their voices.

VIP participants throughout the week include Common, Beau Sia, Kevin
Covall, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, The Cool Kids, and Lemon Anderson to name
a few.


WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, July 14th ? Sunday, July 19th (entire festival)

Wednesday, July 15th
7:30pm -9:30 pm Brave New Voices Speak Green
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (610 S Michigan Ave)
FREE no guaranteed seating

Friday, July 17th
11am-1pm Semifinals of Youth Poetry Slam
Museum of Contemporary Art (1104 S Wabash Film Row)
FREE no guaranteed seating

7:30pm-10pm Brave New Voices Bringing the Noise concert
Merle Riskin Theater (60 East Balbo Drive)
$10

Saturday, July 18th
7pm -10:00 pm Brave New Voices Speak Green
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (610 S Michigan Ave)
$8 youth under 24 years old, $18 general admission, $50 VIP box and
purchased at www.thechicagotheater.com


*Festival passes are strongly suggested and allow entry and seating
into all events
$65 youth under 24 years old, $100 general admission and can be
purchased at
www.bravenewvoices.org.

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