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Quincy Troupe Headlines 3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Fest

Quincy Troupe Headlines 3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Fest

The Brick City Poetry Festival returns for its third year October 19th and will host events through Sunday, October 22nd at venues throughout the Greater St. Louis area. This year, Quincy Troupe is slated to give the keynote address on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Missouri History Museum. Brick City will offer pre-festival events this year that will include a River Styx reading at the Contemporary Arts Museum that Monday , a Eugene B….

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Grand Slam Finalists (Almost) Set

Grand Slam Finalists (Almost) Set

The St. Louis Poetry  Slam wrapped up its 19th season with a slam at UrbArts last night. With the July 9th grand slam looming, some familiar faces qualified but it’s likely that new voices will represent the region in 2018.  The top five poets will be on the next slam team for St. Louis with the winning poet representing St. Louis at the Individual World Poetry Slam in October. Below are the finalists. The Dept…

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3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Festival

3rd Annual Brick City Poetry Festival

Festival Expands, Quincy Troupe to Keynote The Brick City Poetry Festival will be held Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd at venues throughout the Greater St. Louis area. This year, Quincy Troupe is slated to give the keynote address on Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Missouri History Museum. Brick City will offer pre-festival events this year that will include a River Styx reading at the Contemporary Arts Museum that Monday , a Eugene B….

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VerbQuake Youth Slam

VerbQuake Youth Slam

VerbQuake Youth Poetry Slam is a teen performing arts program. It is critical literacy. It is reading everyday life as text. It is treating revision as sharpening blades. It is cross-stitched quilts. It is liberation from labels. It is refusing the master’s tools or using them to tear down old frameworks. It is a platform for ideas. It is a safe space. It is a brave space. It is an open space. It is an…

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Juan Felipe Herrera Visits STL on Oct 16th

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Headlines the 2nd Annual St. Louis Brick City Poetry Festival Saint Louis, Missouri – The St. Louis Brick City Poetry Festival will welcome US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Missouri Poet Laureate Aliki Barnstone during its five day run of events beginning Thursday, October 13th through Monday, October 17th. In its second year under the direction of Saint Louis Poet Laureate Dr. Michael Castro, Brick City has added…

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2nd Annual Brick City Poetry Festival Schedule

UrbArts is proud to partner with the 2nd Annual Saint Louis Brick City Poetry Festival. We’re thankful for the support given by the Regional Arts Commission. We kick things off Oct 13th at the Stage. Complete schedule below: Thursday Oct. 13: Opening Event ●Location: The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103 ●Time: 7-10 pm ●Hosts: Pacia ●Featuring: Introduction of the anthology “CROSSING THE DIVIDE” ​ with Los Angeles-based poet & publisher…

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UrbArts Sends Top Four Youth Poets to Brave New Voices International Slam Festival

Saint Louis, Missouri — UrbArts will send its top four youth poets to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Brave New Voices International Slam Festival in July 2016. University of Missouri student Erielle Jones, Kirkwood High student Aly, and Grand Center Arts Academy students Majovah and Biddy are current preparing poems for the 4 day festival in hopes of winning the championship. UrbArts’s youth-poetry slam team, VerbQuake, opened its 5th season on Martin Luther King day….

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