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.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Keep America Meeting, PLEASE!

Please help send a message to our legislators nationwide that we need them to take the proactive step of publicly supporting the meetings & events industry in order to hasten the US recovery by signing the following electronic petition:

This electronic petition will be delivered by Keep America Meeting to the White House, to every member of Congress, and to the leadership of businesses in the Fortune 200. Let your voice be heard!