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SAY WORD! Youth Poetry Festival 2013

SAY WORD! Youth Poetry Festival 2013

Minnesota’s Youth Poetry Festival returns, with even more schools and poets. Nearly 20 teams from across the Twin Cities come together, including Washburn, Southwest, Brooklyn Center, Fair School, Community Peace Academy, Minnesota Science School, Marcy Open School, Barton, and more. See below for FAQs about the event. For more information, email sha.mnswa@gmail.com. April 6, 2013 [...]

SAY WORD! 2012 Youth Poetry Festival Press Release

SAY WORD! 2012 Youth Poetry Festival Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sha Cage sha.mnswa@gmail.com Media Advisory 2 April 2012 Annual Say Word! Youth Poetry Festival PUTS MN YOUTH ON THE MAP Middle School and High School poets will perform original works alongside Twin Cities luminaries Villa Rosa (Maria Isa and Muja Messiah), Truthmaze, DJ Stage One, Crescent Moon (of Kill the Vultures), [...]

WRITE ON!: MNSWA/Quest for the Voice Benefit Showcase

WRITE ON!: MNSWA/Quest for the Voice Benefit Showcase

‪SPEAK! ‘We speak for those with voices silenced years before they were born‪…‬ ‪we speak for you‬’‪ – S.C.B‬ ‪MN Spoken Word Association presents WRITE ON!: MNSWA/QUEST FOR THE VOICE BENEFIT SHOWCASE Sunday · June 17th · 6:00pm Rarig Center (University of MN) 330 – 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455 featuring Ed Bok Lee, [...]

QUEST FOR THE VOICE 2011 Finals

QUEST FOR THE VOICE 2011 Finals

MN Spoken Word Association presents QUEST FOR THE VOICE 2011 Youth Poetry Slam Finals Saturday · May 21st · 6:00pm Students $5 · Adults $7 Advisable for youth 12+ (materials not censored) Rarig Center (University of MN) 330 – 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455 featuring Toki Wright (Rhymesayers), Rafael Casal (Bay Area), Speakers Under [...]

WRITE ON! Institute 2011

WRITE ON! Institute 2011

WRITE ON! Spoken Word + Hip Hop Institute 2011 presented by MN Spoken Word Association in partnership w/ the U of M’s Theater + Dance Dept. Two weekends: Fri May 20th – Sun May 22nd Fri June 10th – Sun June 12th 10:00 – 2:00pm Rarig Center (University of MN) 330 – 21st Avenue South [...]

Say Word! Youth Poetry Festival

Say Word! Youth Poetry Festival

MN Spoken Word Association presents SAY WORD! One Day Youth Poetry Festival MN’s Youth Poetry Festival aimed at inspiring Literacy, Leadership & Connection across communities! SATURDAY • MAY 7th 2011 Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis, 55401 1:00 – 5:00pm • FREE Featured performers include: Members of Youth Amplified!, B-Girls + B-Boys, Brit Brat (Voices [...]

Congratulations 2011 Quest for the Voice Finalists!!!

Congratulations 2011 Quest for the Voice Finalists!!!

‘These poets are incredible.’ • ‘If semis are this amazing-FINALS are going to be INSANE.’ • ‘These are some of the best ever Quest poets.’ These are all some of the comments from last night’s incredible night of youth poetry. Over 200 people came out to support the youth and to say the least…..the NEXT [...]

Monday March 21, Quest Semi Finals Youth Poetry Slam, U of MN

Monday March 21, Quest Semi Finals Youth Poetry Slam, U of MN

Please Join Voices Merging & the MN Spoken Word Association for the 2011 Quest For The Voice Youth Poetry Slam Semi-Finals! *An evening of some of the Hottest Youth Poetry on the Scene* Monday, March 21st 6:30pm Announcements begin at 6:00pm (Poets must arrive by 5:30 • Poets check in cut off by 5:50) Moos [...]

Sha Cage and Teen Summit

Sha Cage and Teen Summit

Changemaker 2009: Shá Cage and Teen Summit Youth event links art, activism, leadership by Michele St. Martin “We helped everyone remember that we are ALL living and breathing changemakers. We all possess the potential to be a leader.” – Shá Cage It was girl-powered leadership that revolutionized the annual Teen Summit, said organizer Shá Cage. [...]

Fifth Annual Quest for the Voice Send Off at Walker

Fifth Annual Quest for the Voice Send Off at Walker

Minnesota’s finest poets from across the Twin Cities embark on a trip to Chicago, Illinois to represent Minnesota at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival, July 14th – 18th. Come witness the poets in full flair in an evening of high energy spoken word, poetry, foot stomping, music and dance.