Wicked Loud
               Mass LEAP's Annual Youth Poetry Festival

Urgent Community Announcement. Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the recent outbreak of Covid-19, Coronavirus. Wicked Loud 2020 Youth Poetry Festival is postponed until further notice. While it's essential for Mass LEAP to help amplify youth voice, it's also critical we maintain the healthiest, safest spaces possible. We appreciate our community's understanding and patience as we seek pathways forward.  

After a year-long hiatus in 2019, after numerous conversations around re-imagining what our annual festival can be and what it can become, Mass LEAP has renamed our annual youth poetry festival and we are

re-launching in 2020 with a new name! 

2020 Schedule at a Glance:

(some dates & venues may be subject to change) 

TEAM Registration:

Open: November 16th, 2019 

Closed: February 1st, 2020

INDIVIDUAL Registration: 

Open: December 1st, 2019

Closed: February 1st, 2020

Cypher ~ Opening Ceremonies

Friday, Feb 14, 2020 10am-1:30pm

(Field trip style) 

 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Preliminary Weekend ~

Friday, March 13th - Sunday, March 15, 2020 Varying times.

Emerson College. Boston


Semi Finals ~

Thursday, March 19, 2020 & Friday, March 20, 2020 7-9PM -

Emerson College. Boston

Team Finals Showcase ~

Friday March 27th, 2020 7:00pm- 9:30pm

Strand Theatre, Dorchester. 

Individual Finals Showcase ~

Saturday, Apri 4th, 2020 7:00-9:00PM 

Emerson College. Boston

After an open call for submissions and many talented artists  offered their interpretations, our Wicked Loud Logo was designed by Sarah Gordon, who participated in our 2018 Youth Poetry Festival as part of the team representing Grub Street.  

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