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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Teen (13–18)
  • YAWP/Teen
  • 1 Week

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Slam Team Auditions

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Audition for GrubStreet's Slam Poetry Team
Register to audition for GrubStreet’s Slam Poetry Team! Auditions will take place on Dec. 9th, 4 to 6PM. We'll be looking for 6 high school students to create a slam team that will train and compete from January through April/May 2018.

Auditioning students will perform their poems to a group of judges and their fellow slam participants. Each student will need 3 poems (memorization is ideal, but not required) to compete, and will have no more than 3 minutes to perform each poem (the shorter, the better, as your score will be penalized for going over the time limit). We will have a panel of slam poetry judges that will give scores after each performance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

For more about Louder Than A Bomb slam competitions, check out the trailer for a recent documentary that chronicles four teams as they compete in the first ever Louder Than A Bomb slam poetry competition.

GrubStreet Team Audition Details
Saturday, December 9th from 4pm - 6pm, at GrubStreet, 162 Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Hosted by Regie Gibson, past winner of the National Slam Competition.

What to Expect:
Each poet will read twice and be scored by a panel of judges (Judges: TBA). Judges will score each of your poems. Then, the cumulative score of both poems will be your final score. Those poets with the highest cumulative scores will make the team.

What To Bring:
You will need 3 poems. You will perform and be scored on two poems. The third poem is to be used in case of a tie. (Note: For the Grub competition you will not have to have your poem memorized, but it will help to do so. However, you will have to have it memorized by the time of the LTAB Preliminary Competition).

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!