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April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All across the nation, young people are picking up the pen and stepping up to the microphone using spoken word poetry. Teens With a Purpose is pleased to enter its ninth year of collaboration with Youth Speaks Inc. and Brave New Voices, as seen on HBO, as we present to Southeastern Virginia the 2017 Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Slam Season and Festival. Spoken Word Poetry and creates a lifelong love of self-expression and literacy. Students learn how to represent themselves, their experiences, and their ideas, powerfully.
The Festival has become a modern tradition, a festival of competitive performance poetry that blends written tradition with lyricism, positive music and stage acumen in a way that profoundly affects and entertains youth and audiences of all kinds. Here young poets fearlessly tell their stories, in their own words to be shared with their generation and the community at-large.
Youth engaged in literary arts are inspired learners, Teens With a Purpose program helps unlock hidden talent as it lights the fire that ignites a life-long love for learning.