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

The Brave New Voices Slam

Slam poetry is not about the points, it's about the poetry. Brave New Voices brings the world's most talented spoken word poets together for dynamic performances and slam poetry. At the Brave New Voices Slam, over 50 teams from around the world participate in two rounds of Slam poetry at Quarterfinal events. Twenty teams from the Quarterfinals advance to the Semifinals. Four teams emerge and compete at the Grand Slam Finals, going for the crown.


Quarterfinals • Round 1 • Friday, July 21 • Berkeley • 11:30am


Quarterfinals • Round 2 • Friday, July 21 • Berkeley • 3pm


Semifinals • Friday, July 21 • Oakland • 8pm

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!