slam richmond youth

Slam Richmond is a multi-faceted organization, including a weekly open mic, workshops for aspiring writers, and an adult and youth slam poetry team. This writing community has become a voice for artistically suppressed young adults, allowing them the opportunity to be heard every Saturday. We have molded scribbles in notepads and quiet journal entries into award winning prose.

For donations and/or sponsorship opportunities

Located at the building in the parking lot of Artspace.

31 East 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Last summer before writing anything, Slam Richmond youth studied and discussed Patricia Smith’s collection Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah and Sierra DeMulder’s The Bones Below. After months of intensive practices with our coaches John Survivor Blake and Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez, we got in the car and DROVE across country to Brave New Voices in the Bay Area. En route, they did feature sets at various venues across the country and met writers like Jesse Parent, Sean Patrick Mulroy, and Marty McConnell!

Tonight, we invite all youth ages 13-19 to slam for a spot on our youth team. There is a free writing workshop at 5p and the open mic and slam lists open at 8pm closing promptly at 8:30p.

Call John Survivor Blake at (804) 477-4696 should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

1 year ago on February 2nd, 2013 | J | 7 notes