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TWP Announces 2016 Season of Powerful Youth Voice

2016 Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Festival

TWP fuels up for another captivating season of powerful youth voice with the Power Tour Concert Series and the 8th Annual Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Festival. The Olympic style poetry slam competition showcases the creative genius of young artists, poets, and emerging world changers from around Hampton Roads ages 13-19. Young writers, emcees, spoken word artists and performers take the stage to tell their stories. This festival helps youth to find, develop, apply and publicly present their voices as agents of social change. Those competing at the grand slam have qualified through a series of slams held throughout Hampton Roads. Grand Slam poets have the opportunity to represent Hampton Roads at various Youth Poetry Slam’s throughout the country! Pre-register now!

TWP Presents Testimony

TWP 2016 Season Launch Concert

Thursday, January 29th

WorkRelease 759 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510

Get Your Tickets here!

Click here to find out How to Join HRYP:  Join HRYP

Preliminary Slam & Power Tour Performance

Thursday, February 11th, 5:30-8pm

Slover Library 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Qualifying Slam

Friday, March 25th, 5:30-8pm

Governor’s School of the Arts 254 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510


Friday, April 8th, 5-7pm

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

Grand Slam Finals

Saturday, April 23, 2-5pm

Chrysler Museum 245 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

Hampton Roads is Louder Than a Bomb Middle School Slam &

Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Announcement

Friday, May 6th, 5:30-8:30pm

Virginia MOCA Museum 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Poetry , Writing and Music workshops are free and open to any youth from Hampton Roads M-Th. Free Summer Programs include Hear This Poetry Camp, Camp Inspired and FUSE Festival. For more information visit our website (757) 747-2679.

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