Get Your Tickets to the Largest Youth Poetry Fest in the World


Young Chicago Authors and Columbia Chicago are presenting this year’s  Louder than a bomb poetry festival at Arie Crown theatre!

Over 1,300 youth from more than 120 schools competed in the fifteenth anniversary of Louder Than Bomb. This year’s team and indy finalists will be moving on to Indy Finals (3/21, 6pm @ Art Institute, The Rubloff Auditorium, 280 S Columbus Drive) and Team Finals (3/28, 6pm @ Arie Crown Theater, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive).

I had the opportunity to judge a preliminary/practice round of this competition last year, and am such a fan of the hard work and dedication these students and their mentors put in to their craft. The kids who participate leave the program with skills that rival adults poets.  

Be sure to get your tickets ASAP,  word on the street is that Chance the Rapper an alum of the program, will be in attendance**


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