Five youths to represent Hampton Roads in Poetry Festival
Five youth have been selected to represent Hampton Roads Virginia in the 2012 Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Festival in San Francisco, the largest international Youth Poetry festival in the world.
For the past five years, Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Movement (HRYP) has assembled a team of five youth poets to represent Hampton Roads at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival (BNV), the largest ongoing spoken word event in the world.
While at the four-day event, each youth will attend world-class workshops and performances by renowned poets, writers, and musicians, and will participate in an Olympic-style poetry competition against teams from across the U.S and abroad. The event is sponsored by Youth Speaks, a non-profit organization, and will take place from July 17 - 22, 2012, in San Francisco, CA.