Floetic Friday 
Youth Poetry Slam Local Speed

Slam poetry is alive and kicking in Louisville, and the next generation of slam is already taking the stage and demanding we listen to their voices. The Young Poets of Louisville is a group of high schoolers hosting a monthly slam reserved for poets 13 to 19 years old. And don’t think they can’t hold their own with the adults. Young Poets’ founder and executive director Mackenzie Berry was a finalist at October’s Lipstick Wars Slam, and this reporter can attest that she brings it. Not content to make rhymes and take names, the Young Poets offer free poetry workshops twice a month. According to their website, their goal is “to develop critically engaged and artistic leaders with literary, public speaking and performance skills.” The future of slam is in good hands.

Friday, Nov. 20

Local Speed
7-9:30 p.m. | $5
822 E. Market St.
http://youngpoets502.org

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