Calling all Poets, Emcees, and Writers!

Watch The NYC Teen Slam Here: 4/13 @ 6:30pm EST

The NYC TEEN POETRY SLAM is a city-wide poetry slam festival that is among the most rigorous and competitive in the country. Each year, hundreds of teen poets submit to compete in Preliminary competitions, to win a chance to perform at the Grand Slam Final for a spot on the Urban Word NYC Slam Team. 

The top 5 finalists 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 International Teen Poetry Festival in July. They also win opportunities to perform in high profile events, including New York Liberty WNBA games, regional slam competitions and more. Fun Fact: Our slam teams were featured on the HBO docu-series Brave New Voices.

Date: Friday, April 7th @ 6:30pm
Location: The Schomburg Center 
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
Cost: FREE!

Interested in competing? Registration opens in February 2024

The 2022 Urban Word NYC Slam Team

Hai-Lin, Oluwatoyin, Stephanie, Tia, and Jennifer