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Reason 8: Brick City Poetry Festival

Reason 8: Brick City Poetry Festival

Since 2015, UrbArts has supported the work of the inaugural St. Louis Poet Laureate Dr. Michael Castro and his Unity Community committee. In 2016, UrbArts was then asked to assume the role of fiscal sponsor for the group as a means of seeking grants and sponsorships. UrbArts is honored to continue to support Brick City…

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Reason #10: The St. Louis Poetry SLAM!

Reason #10: The St. Louis Poetry SLAM!

Since 1997, the St. Louis Poetry Slam has been exposing audiences to this bold form of poetry and establishing a national platform. In 2015, UrbArts became the new home for the St. Louis Poetry SLAM in our Old North gallery. This event is free and open to the public and offers poets an opportunity to…

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12 Reasons to Support UrbArts on #GiveSTLDay

12 Reasons to Support UrbArts on #GiveSTLDay

May 2nd in St. Louis is typically called #GiveSTLDay but consider #GiveUrbLifeDaily. Because artists and youth give UrbArts life on a daily basis, we pass that energy onto the broader community through events, workshops, and mentoring. While that’s dope, we will give 12 concrete reasons throughout day for why we are worthy of your consideration…

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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…

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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…

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