Alex Hart via Crowdrise
June 09, 2011
BENEFITING: YOUTH SPEAKS INC
EVENT DATE: Jul 01, 2011
Help OneWord, the CT Youth Slam Team, get to San Francisco for the 14th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival (http://www.bravenewvoices.org/)!
Six high school students from throughout Connecticut have competed and won positions on the OneWord CT / Youth Poetry Slam Team 2011. Approximately 75 young wordsmiths from all over Connecticut performed their original spoken word poetry in three separately judged competitions over the past two months the top six poets who make up the 2011 team need your help getting to the BRAVE NEW VOICES FESTIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO.
OneWord CT is organized by UpWords Poetry which was founded in 1998 by Elizabeth Thomas a widely published poet, performer, teacher and advocate of the arts. Ms. Thomas along with high school English teachers Lee Keylock, Newtown HS and Laura Maiocco, Sheehan HS in Wallingford, CT serve as volunteer coaches for the Connecticut team.