The (K.)N.E.W. MN Youth Poetry Slam Series will run from January 2013 – March 2013. The series will identify six young people in between the ages of 13-19 to represent MN in the international BRAVE NEW VOICES Youth Poetry Slam Festival summer 2013 (www.bravenewvoices.org). It will do so by hosting three rounds of competitive poetry, also known as slams.
The Preliminary Slams are free and open to the public. Any youth between the ages of 13-19 who resides in the state of MN is eligible to compete in one or more of these slams until they secure their space in one of the semi-final bouts.
The Semi-finals will consist of only the qualifying poets from each of the preliminary bouts. These events are $3 for youth and $5 for adults. The top 20 poets from the semi-finals will advance in to the final poetry slam.
The Finals are also $3 for youth and $5 for adults. Of the 20 poets who compete in this event, six will be chosen to represent our state at BNV.