YOUTH NIGHT OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, except August and September, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment at The Rotunda. Young people from all over Philadelphia come to express themselves in front of a supportive audience of over 125+ people where they can grab the microphone and be heard!
***Interested in slamming or signing up for the open mic? See Slam Rules/Schedule, and Registration for full details.
Date: Every 3rd Saturday from September through June
Time: 6PM sharp (doors open at 5:45PM)
Admission: $7 youth and Students with ID / $10 Adults / ($5 for students who attend workshop that day)
PYPM YOUTH SLAM TEAM & BRAVE NEW VOICES
Teens who participate in the slams earn points to qualify for the semi-final and final slams to make the PYPM Slam Team.
Each year PYPM sends a Youth Slam Team to represent Philadelphia at The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival to compete against over 50 other poetry teams from around the world. The festival is held in various cities across the U.S giving teens an opportunity to travel, from Los Angeles to Chicago. Youth poets earn their spot on the team by competing in Youth Night Slams. PYPM won first place at Brave New Voices in 2011 and 2007.