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UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

After 9 months of poetry slams, writing workshops, in-season tournaments and more than 70 performances by over 20 poets, four poets emerged from UrbSlam’s Final Stage as representatives for St. Louis at National competition. The 2015 UrbSlam St. Louis team consists of two veterans, Salena Burch (formerly Poeticslang), now in her third year on the…

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UrbArts to Send VerbQuake  to Brave New Voices

UrbArts to Send VerbQuake to Brave New Voices

On April 18th, 2015, Northside-based nonprofit UrbArts awarded Kirkwood’s High School poetry slam team K-Word with a second VerbQuake team championship during the organizations fourth annual youth poetry slam tournament. K-Word scored 112 points out of 120 possible.   Unlike previous champions, K-Word will represent the St. Louis region at an international youth poetry slam…

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UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

UrbSLAM Saint Louis Tracker 2014-15

The 2014-2015 UrbSLAM season begins August 30th. Cash prize is $50 for first place only. Poets are free to compete. Performances are audience judged. Poets are expected to follow Poetry Slam, Inc rules. There will be 8 slams this season and you must earn 8 points to qualify for the Final on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. Four winning poets will…

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UrbArts Opens Northside Arts Venue

UrbArts Opens Northside Arts Venue

SAINT LOUIS, MO. – May 22, 2014 – UrbArts expands their programs-based operation by opening a 2,300 square foot storefront arts venue in the revitalized Crown Square business and residential district of Old North Saint Louis on the city’s Northside. Located at 2600 N. 14th Street, UrbArts will host its grand opening on June 21st…

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Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Top Teams Set for 3rd VerbQuake Grand Slam

Saint Louis, MO – April 1, 2014 – Four teams of high school poets will vie for the Grand Slam championship during poetry month at the Missouri History Museum. K-Word of Kirkwood High School, Slam Cats of Hazelwood West, Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory and Cleveland NJROTC emerged from tournament competition in March to sling metaphors…

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