ONE MIC OPEN POETRY SLAM AND AFTER SCHOOL POETRY FELLOWSHIP
The One Mic Open Youth Poetry Slam Fellowship and Competition is our feeder program to the national Brave New Voices Network.
Our yearlong youth fellowship program for high school writer/performers between the ages of 13-19 begins in November and ends in June, exposing up to 40 youth from across NE Ohio to twice-weekly lessons in the art of poetry and performance. Students interested in the One Mic Open Fellowship can apply online by clicking here.
Culminating in a series of local competitions, 4-6 youth are chosen by a panel of judges to represent Northeast Ohio at the national Brave New Voices Competition each year.
It is not necessary for youth to participate in the after school fellowship to compete in the Poetry Slam competitions. Youth interested in competing in the Slam can contact Twelve Literary Arts at (216) 350-6333 or contact One Mic Open Program Director Eric M. Odum at email@example.com.
Apply to become a poetry fellow with the One Mic Open After School Poetry Fellowship's Winter/Spring Class!
Deadline: Friday, January 26th
The One Mic Open After School Poetry Fellowship is now accepting applications for our Winter/Spring season. Youth across Northeast Ohio between the ages of 13-19 who are interested in poetry, performance, and social justice are invited to apply. There are two Fellowship groups available. Group 1 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Group 2 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Both groups meet at Twelve Literary Arts (325 E. 156th Street, Cleveland 44110) in the Waterloo Arts District from 5pm - 7:30pm. Food and transportation are provided for youth fellows at no charge to the youth or their families. Youth interested in applying can access our online application here.
For more information about the One Mic Open After School Poetry Fellowship, contact Daniel Gray-Kontar firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Odum email@example.com. Or call Twelve Literary Arts at (216) 334-5220.
Six Youth Poets Move on to the 2018 One Mic Open Youth Poetry Slam Final Stage!
The first semi-final round ended with six youth poets moving on to the One Mic Open Final Stage at Cleveland Public Theater on Sunday, February 18th. A total of 12 poets will grace the final stage to determine the six youth who will represent Northeast Ohio at the national Brave New Voices Poetry Festival and Competition this summer in Chicago.
The next and final semi-final round takes place on Friday, January 5th at The Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. For more information about the next semi-final round, visit our "Events" or click here.