houston poetry slam may 2008Houston teens, come wax poetic, be prophetic. Be lyrical, sincere-ical. Fight the repressive, get expressive. Be part of Houston Art Car Weekend and perform at the Young Houston Writers Teen Poetry Slam.

You could win a chance to represent Houston in Washington, D.C. this summer at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Read the slam rules and register here.

The 1st Young Houston Writers Teen Poetry Slam will be hosted by Marcell Murphy.

Here are the specs:

Who: Poets ages 13 – 19

What: Come to this event ready to perform your own original poetry

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2008

Where: The Art Car Parade (Houston Chronicle tent at Sam Houston Park downtown, across Allen Parkway from 1100 Bagby.)

Why: Win a chance to represent Houston at Brave New Voices in DC this summer!

Deadline for online registration: May 9, 2008, at 5 p.m. (Central)

You can download the flyer here.

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