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20th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam
NYC teens poets ages 13-19 are invited to compete in the 20th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam! Urban Word NYC's Teen Poetry Slam is a poetry competition honoring original work. If you are a poet, writer, rapper, come through! Registration and access to events is free for applicants.

Poets compete using original work in a Preliminary and Semi Final round in order to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 14th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater hosted by Alumni Aja Monet. Slam Season spans from March 5th - April 14th, 2018.

The top 5 winners earn a spot on the Urban Word NYC Slam Team and an all expense paid trip to represent New York City at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Festival in the Chicago, IL this July.

If you would like to prepare for Slam Season please visit our FREE weekly Open Mic First Draft at the Urban Word NYC Offices, 5 W 19th St, 3R or attend one of our workshops! Please check our website for details!

Be the voice of the next generation! Take the stage and speak your mind!

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