Grand Slam Finals • Saturday, July 22 • 7pm • War Memorial Opera House

At the intersection of dynamic artistic presentation and engaged civic participation, Brave New Voices presents platforms for young people to share their stories and speak their hopes and dreams about the contemporary realities of their everyday lives.

The 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival will convene young poets from around the world for 4 days of workshops, slams, showcases, community service, and civic participation events from July 19-22, 2017.



“Alive now,
to see the river rupture”

"Heavy" by Hieu Minh Nguyen

We're looking for general volunteers as well as healers and counselors throughout the festival. General volunteers can act as judges, front of house support, runners, ushers, and more. If you want to help, there is a place for you!