Gate City Youth Poetry Festival

After 10 years of traveling across the country taking youth to Brave New Voices, we have created our own Gate City Youth Poetry Festival in the state of North Carolina. June 19-21, 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro we will host 100 young writers and poets.  Registration is now open on a first come first serve basis. We are accepting ages 13-19 and students will be housed on campus for two days as they slam, attend open mics, creative writing/performance workshops and more.

Students are encouraged to have at least 3 poems prepared as they will be testing their skills in the Poetry Slam Culture. All meals and swag are covered in registration fees and parents are encouraged to attend finals on Sunday. Stay tuned for a full schedule and housing assignments. We have made payment plans available and there is a $50 non-refundable deposit in order to secure your child’s spot.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the festival.