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Speak Up Speak Out: Regional Youth Poetry Slam in Galveston


This summer, Iconoclast Artists will host Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) an annual regional youth poetry slam, previously hosted by Mic Check. 

Our goal is to create platforms for young artists to speak and be heard while connecting with youth from other communities. Speak Up Speak Out invites youth from cities throughout the United States to perform and compete with original works, in preparation for the international youth slam, Brave New Voices. 

This year’s Speak Up Speak Out event will be held Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Galveston, Texas. The two-day event will include workshops, a Friendly Indie Slam, and a Group Slam held in Galveston's East End Historic District. All events are free and open to the public. Teams competing in slams are required to register and pay the $150 registration fee which covers lodging and meals. 

Registration is open until May 15, 2019.  Information on hosts, workshops, and competing teams will be provided in the upcoming weeks. 

To register your SUSO team for this event, visit

For information about sponsorship opportunities, email Torrina Harris at:

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