Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam, hosted by Nikkita Oliver

Arts Corps presents

Youth Speaks Seattle 2017 Grand Slam

Doors at 6:00pm
Show at 7:00pm
@ Town Hall Seattle (First Hill)
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Hosted by Nikkita “KO” Oliver
Featuring Otieno Terry
Music by Reverend Dollars

10 finalists grace the Grand Slam stage for 1 transformative night of poetry. Witness stories of love, loss, resistance and survival, told through the raw medium of spoken word. The truth will change you.

The top 5 poets will be named the 2017 Youth Speaks Seattle Slam Team and will rep Seattle at the 2017 International Brave New Voices Festival in San Francisco, this July.

Competing poets: 

Zora Seboulisa
Ana Walker
Ivy Jong
Marcus Lindenburg
Carlynn Newhouse
Deqa Mumin
Mercury Sunderland
Azura Tyabji
Emma Conklin
Devon Summers

$10 youth / $20 adults / $25-40 sponsor ticket
// Homie discount for groups of 5+ youth = $7 per ticket

**No one is turned away for lack of funds. Email for details about free & sliding scale tickets**

The Grand Slam is Youth Speaks Seattle’s biggest annual fundraiser. In order to continue providing incredible youth-led programs such as our writing circles, open mics, poetry slams and paid internships, we need you to support us!

This event is ADA wheelchair accessible.
To request ASL interpretation, please email us by April 3rd. (We are confirming interps now but want to confirm they will be utilized by folks!)
This is not a scent free event/space but to request a scent free zone, email by March 24th (acknowledging that Town Hall is not a scent free space overall)
Nearby bus routes (many of these stop in downtown, near Town Hall): 2, 3, 4, 12, 64, 7, 120, 125

For more info, please contact