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24th Annual Urban NYC Teen Poetry Slam Prelims: Bronx

March 23, 5:30 pm.
Slam 2023 Prelim Flier

Youth can sign up to compete or community members of all ages can join us to witness the 24th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Season, the largest and longest-running teen poetry competition in New York City! All poets, emcees, and writers ages 13-19 who reside in the NYC area are invited to compete using original work in a Semi-Final Competition in either Brooklyn or the Bronx  in order to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Friday, April 7th at Harlem’s own Schomburg Center for Black Culture.

The top 5 winners earn a spot on the Urban Word NYC Slam Team and an all-expenses paid trip to represent New York City at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Festival in San Francisco this July. They also win opportunities to perform in high profile events, including NY Liberty WNBA games, regional slam competitions and more.


310 E Kingsbridge Rd
Bronx, 10458 United States