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CityLit Partners with UB, Youth Poetry Team for Slam on April 11



Daniel Wilson (Spoken Word Artist/Tubman City youth poet)

The Tubman City Youth Poetry Team (TCYPT) will be presenting a Grand Finale Slam/Performance Showcase featured by the Artists and Activists Tour.

Location: University of Baltimore, Lucy and Vernon Wright Theater, Student Center
21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue (5th Floor)
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2012
Time: 4-7pm.

The slam will feature certified judges and poets in a two-round poetry slam. The top six poets will advance to the second round and from there three winners will be crowned. First, second, and third-place winners will receive exclusive prices and points to compete at the city-wide Final Slam May 4th at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. This competition will determine the B-More Rep Squad's six members who will compete at "Brave New Voices," a week-long International Poetry Slam Festival in San Francisco featuring youth poetry teams from all over the country and beyond. (For more info on that log on to

TCYPT was awarded $1900 by Youth as Resources in July 2011 to create a community organizing project. They created the Artists and Activists Tour, which consists of four communities: Harlem Park, Patterson Park, Cherry Hill, and Park Heights. TCYPT hosts poetry slams/community forum events, capping the tour off with this Grand Finale Slam/Showcase Performance featuring the three winners of each of the community slams, an open-mic, and a performance showcase featuring the Tubman City Youth Poets and special guest performers.

Open Mic

Young poets ages 13-19 that are interested in participating in the Open Mic should call or email TCYPT poets Lemmel Powell, (443) 765 5466 or Daniel Wilson, (443) 560 9265


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