Young Poets’ Spoken Word

Saturday, November 22 at 3:30 p.m., the Petit Branch Library is holding a poetry slam. There will be excellent work and prizes. It will be awesome.

Poets: Come speak your mind through slam, spoken word, and poetry in any style or tradition! You must be under 18 to perform a poem. If you would like to perform at the slam, email with your name and the piece you have in mind. Poems should be under seven minutes in length.  Registration Required. 

This is an excellent opportunity to have a public reading and to get your name and work out there in Syracuse’s literary community.


Lovers of reading, literature, and poetry: Come see this slam! Audience members can be all ages, and there’s no registration required. You get to hear young poets read their work, getting a rare glimpse of this generation’s poetic voice. You also get to vote for your favorite poem!
All we ask of our audience is to be positive, supportive, and enthusiastic during the reading. 

The top three favorite poems, as voted by our audience, win $25 gift cards. All poets will earn applause and the respect of our literary community. 

So whether you’re a poet or just looking to hear some great verse, come on out on the twenty-second. Bring your friends!


About Petit Branch Library

We are a branch of Onondaga County Public Library located in the Westcott area of Syracuse, NY. We love our community and especially our teens!

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