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Youth Speaks Announces 17th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

The following is the schedule of the 2013 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Preliminary Bouts, Semi-Finals and Grand Slam Finals:

Preliminary Bouts
  • Friday, April 12, 5-7 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., 826 Valencia, 826 Valencia St., San Francisco (Free)
  • Friday, April 12, 7-9 p.m., Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (Free)
  • Saturday, April 13, 3-5 p.m., RYSE Center, 205 41 st St., Richmond (Free)
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-3 p.m. & 3-5 p.m., Mama Art Café, 4754 Mission St., San Francisco (Free)
  • Saturday, April 13, 1-3 p.m. & 3-5 p.m., ProArts Gallery, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (Free)

  • Friday, April 19, 7-9 p.m., The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley (Free)
  • Saturday, April 20, 7-9 p.m., Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland (Free)
  • Friday, April 26, 7-9 p.m., Children's Creativity Museum (Zeum), 221 Fourth St., San Francisco (Free)
  • Saturday, April 27, 7-9 p.m., Children's Creativity Museum (Zeum), 221 Fourth St., San Francisco (Free)

The Grand Slam Finals of the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam                                 
  • Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., The Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St., San Francisco ( $18 general admission; $6 youth under 24 and seniors over 65; $50-$300 VIP)

Admission to the preliminary bouts and semifinals is free. Tickets to the Grand Slam Finals are $18 for general admission, $6 for youth (24 and under) and seniors (65 and over).

VIP ticket holders are treated to a pre-show reception at 5:30 p.m., and VIP balcony seating. A portion of the proceeds from Gold and Platinum VIP ticket holders will subsidize up to 40 tickets to the Grand Slam Finals for youth attendees. VIP tickets are $50, Gold VIP tickets are $150 (includes subsidized tickets for 15 youth; $100 is tax deductible) and Platinum VIP tickets are $300 (includes subsidized tickets for 40 youth; $250 is tax deductible).

For tickets and additional information, please visit

About Youth Speaks Inc.Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series', and more, Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day and after school, and provides numerous publication and youth development programs. All together Youth Speaks works with 45,000 teens per year in the Bay Area and has created partner programs in 60 cities across the United States.

For more information please visit

SOURCE Youth Speaks

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