2018-19 NWC Youth Poetry Slam Schedule Announced

 In B Side, Community Partners

BENSON – The Nebraska Writers Collective, a Benson Theatre community partner, has announced the dates for its 2018-19 Youth Poetry Slam Series, titled “Lettuce Turnip The Beet.”

All performances will be held at The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple Street. Sign up will start each evening at 5:30pm, and the open mic format will begin at 6:00pm. The events are open to the public, and admission is a suggested $2 per person at the door. The schedule:

2018-19 Lettuce Turnip the Beet Youth Poetry Slam Dates

  • Oct. 10, 2018
  • Nov. 8, 2018
  • Dec. 12, 2018
  • Jan. 9, 2019
  • Feb. 13, 2019

The series, an activity of the organization’s Great Plains: Louder Than A Bomb program, pairs Omaha’s most accomplished poets with students from 40-plus Nebraska and Iowa high schools and mentors them from September through April each year. It gives the students a chance to write, revise and rehearse original performance poetry.

For more information about the Nebraska Writers Collective, visit www.newriters.org.

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