Quest for the Voice 2011 Season!!!.

Spread the word if you have not already to area youth!
The series culminates in a final slam that qualifies 6 youth (who can make the leadership/training schedule commitment) to travel to San Francisco July 20-23 & represent MN for the Brave New Voices national youth poetry conference.

Quest for the Voice Preliminary Slams
Youth 13-19 can compete. Most preliminaries are one round only. Semi Finals and Finals are 2 rounds so come with two dynamic/original poems, under 3 minutes. Any style/any topic. All prelims will have judges and score-keeping. The top 5-7 poems from each slam (based on sign up percentage) will advance to semi finals. Finals will be held at the U of M in late May. More info:

Edison High School
Northeast Minneapolis
700 22nd Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418-3696
March 9th (wed), 3:10-5:10 : Rm 225

Hosted by The Poetry Club and Whitney Hough

(open to all + area youth) Free

Canvass Teen Center
St. Paul
1610 West Hubbard Ave. St. Paul
March 10th (thurs) -6-8pm

Free • Hosted by Kirstie Kimball


Washburn High School
South Minneapolis
201 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419-5588
March 10th (thurs)- 7-9pm (open to all + area youth)
Free • Hosted by Crystal Spring


Perpich Performing Arts
Golden Valley
March Date/ During School


St. Paul Conservatory
Partnering with Golden Deli @ Golden’s
Located on the first floor of the historic Northwestern Building
275 East 4th Street Suite 102
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Downtown St. Paul
March 15 (Tues), 6-7:30pm
(open to all + area youth)


Oak Park Neighborhood Community Center
North Minneapolis
1701 Oak Park Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411-3997
March 17th (thur). 6pm
(open to all + area youth)


South High School
South Minneapolis
March Date/ During School

Bedlam Outloud
Brian Coyle Community Center
Riverside / West Bank 420 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454.  Cross Streets: Between 5th St S and Cedar Ave S
March 12th, (sat) 2:30pm
Hosted by Bedlam Outloud’s Farrington & Abdi


Friday March 18th (not a slam/ but a free prep writing circle for semi finals)
42nd Avenue Station (Coffee Shop)
4171 Lyndale Ave North, Mpls, 55412
Corner of 42nd and Lyndale Avenue No in North Minneapolis
FREE • Sha Cage leads a Writing Circle & Prep for Semi Finals or
Anyone interested in working on /refining their poetry

SEMI FINALS (top finalists from each preliminary advance to semi finals)
Monday March 21
University of MN – Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0357
Hosted by Voices Merging
($3 students/ $5 adults)

Sun. May 29th

Exact Location and time tba