*UPDATE* I’ve added some video here.
I’ll be attending next week’s “Brave New Voices 2008“, the 11th Annual International Poetry Slam Festival, here in Washington, DC July 15-19th 2008. Over 450 poets from around the country and world will be converging on the nation’s capital to compete.
The festivities will include workshops, discussions on the environment, the competitions throughout the week, and the Grand Slam at the Kennedy Center Lincoln Theater on Saturday night. The Grand Slam will be taped to be later featured on HBO’s documentary on Brave New Voices!
This is a great event for the participating youth. I hope to get the opportunity to talk to and interview some of these students.