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Welcome to Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts 2018 Youth Poetry Slam Festival! This is the official registration for teams (and eligible individuals) looking to participate in the poetry slam competition where “the points are not the point, the point is the poetry!”

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Young people between the ages of 13-19 who are affiliated with a school or community organization should enter the festival as a team. A team requires a minimum of four and a maximum of six competing members. Teams are encouraged to include 2 additional alternates (who are invited to participate in all events, but may not compete unless a competing team member drops during the tournament).  For more information, please see our Coach Resource Packet. The registration fee for teams is $150. 


Young people between the ages of 13-19 whose high schools or community organizations DO NOT already (and have never before) had a team can enter the festival as individuals and perform in festival preliminaries on April 8th and 9th. High scoring individuals will have the chance to compete alongside the highest scoring poets from LTAB teams in Indie Finals. The registration fee for individuals is $25 each.


April 7th - Crossing the Street Opening Ceremonies - 11am-5pm - Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

April 14th & 15th - Poetry Slam Preliminaries - 11am-7pm

- Suffolk University

April 23rd & April 24th, Semi Finals - Evenings - TBA

April 27th, Indie Finals - 7pm - Makeshift Boston

April 28th, Team Finals Showcase - 6:30pm - Strand Theatre, Dorchester

Questions? Please email LTAB MA 2017 Festival Director, Teresa Lajuan, at LTABMApoetry@gmail.com