Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Young Chicago Authors Presents Louder Than a Bomb
Louder Than a Bomb - Sunday, March 8, 2009 - The Vic Theater
Presented annually, the Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Festival engages schools and community organizations from all over the Chicago area in workshops, showcases, panel discussions and a teen poetry slam. The poetry slam is an Olympic-style poetry contest, created in Chicago in 1985 and now an international phenomenon. Using friendly competition to gather the best and brightest young writers from the Chicago area, Louder Than a Bomb is a safe space that emphasizes community building, education, and youth empowerment. By carrying on the rich tradition of oral storytelling and the spoken word, Louder Than a Bomb will engage over 400 youth participants representing over 50 schools and community organizations to share stories, break stereotypes, speak the truth; challenging themselves and their audience.