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STL Youth Poets Win It All at 2019 Brave New Voices in Vegas

STL Youth Poets Win It All at 2019 Brave New Voices in Vegas

The UrbArts Organization’s youth poetry slam team won first place at the 2019 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival on July 20, 2019. It’s the first time in history that a youth poetry slam team representing St. Louis has been crowned champion of the international poetry competition throughout its more than two decades…

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UrbArts on St. Louis Public Radio Podcast

UrbArts on St. Louis Public Radio Podcast

Last month, UrbArts founder MK Stallings & St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate Camryn Howe talked the “transformative power” of spoken word poetry and the fun of poetry slam on Cut Paste, a podcast hosted by Jeremy Goodwin. Stallings discussed slam and weekend competition to hit .Zack when Rustbelt hits St. Louis June 21st & 22nd….

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Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Sarah Abbas and her Marquette High School teammates, Ella Woods and Megha Sanjay, swept the VerbQuake 2019 Youth Poetry Slam finals winning the team and individual championships in March. Known as Beauty & the Beats within the St. Louis Youth Poetry Slam community, much of their fiery content revealed careful consideration of social identity as…

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Youth Poetry Final This Friday

Youth Poetry Final This Friday

After several months, youth poets from Illinois to Jefferson County will converge in Old North St. Louis this Friday at 6 for the VerbQuake Indie Championship. The winner of this competition will be named the Youth Poetry Slam Champion. The top 6 poets will form the UrbArts Youth Poetry Slam team and represent the region…

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Next Exhibit: “Black Culture” – A Photography Exhibit

Next Exhibit: “Black Culture” – A Photography Exhibit

On April 19th, UrbArts will open its next art exhibition focusing on the works of black photographers. Though it will be on view for a limited time, visitors will be able to experience the works on opening night and during gallery hours, Tuesday through Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Alezy Irving, one of the…

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Yoga for Beginners: 4 Things You Should Know

Yoga for Beginners: 4 Things You Should Know

Yoga with Nico is a weekly class at UrbArts led by Nico, a Yogi & DJ. UrbArts asked Nico to send us some info to share with Yoga students as they develop their practice. We’ll post her thoughts as often as possible. Here are the four things a beginner of yoga should know. 1. Prioritize…

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