See you at the International Youth Poetry Slam 2008 – Brave New Voices

*UPDATE* I’ve added some video here.

I’ll be attending next week’s ““, 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.

Brave New Voices 2008

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.

Let me know if you’re coming. I would love to meet up with you at one of the events. You can find more information, including the , at the .

Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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  1. I’ve been trying to keep an eye out for details on the 2009 BNV slam. If you receive any information, would you please let me know. I’m so, so interested in coming.

  2. i write poetry and i am 14 years old and iam looking to send one of my poetry.

  3. monica mays says:

    will there be a competition in 2009? if so, when and where? i would love to attend.

  4. monica mays says:

    Will there be a competition held in 2009? If so, when and where because I would love to attend. I just saw the documentary on HBO about the festival in 2008 and my mind was blown.

  5. I would like to enter me and several of my companions in next year’s compeition how would we be able to do that????

  6. Here’s some words…… If you hit me will I bleed? If you beat me, will I become stronger, or do I have to wait longer for the change to come. Accepting pain is like taking a thousand shots of rum until you add up the sum which equals none.
    THIS NOTE IS TO MY UNBORN SON, OF TOMORROW, HE WASN’T RAISED INTO A FAMILY OF SORROW BUT THIS FAMILY WAS FULL OF COURAGE, AND HEART ALWAYS WAS A BAND OF TEENS THAT WERE SMART WITH STANDING OF THEIR HUMAN HEARTS. So tell me the truth is your mind caught on the edge of that roof or will it be soiled down like root please answer and tell the TRUTH!!


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