Twelve Literary Arts 

Because poetry is for the people ...


One Mic Open Poetry Slam and After School Poetry Fellowship

Congratulations to the 2019 youth Poetry Slam team!

The people have spoken, and the youth poetry slam team that will represent Northeast Ohio at the national Brave New Voices Festival and Competition this summer in Las Vegas has been chosen. Visit our One Mic Open Youth Poetry Slams page to learn more about the team!











One Mic Open is a program of Twelve Literary Arts that hosts a series of youth poetry slam workshops, open mic events for Northeast Ohio youth between the ages of 13-19.  One Mic Open is the sponsor-organization officially recognized by the Brave New Voices National Network.













The One Mic Open After School Youth Poetry Fellowship is the flagship program of Twelve Literary Arts’ after school and summer programming. The Fellowship is designed to develop poets, scholars, teachers, and community leaders from across Northeast Ohio between the ages of 14-19 who  use  the written and spoken word to inspire democratic participation and change.
For more information about the One Mic Open After School Poetry Fellowship and Poetry Slam Series contact:

Twelve Literary Arts Youth Education Director, Eric M. Odum

Juliette Walkuski, Fifth Runner-Up