Louder Than A Bomb was started in 2001 in Chicago by poets Anna West and Kevin Coval. It’s since grown to be the largest youth poetry festival in the world, and even inspired a full-length feature film.
Louder Than A Bomb aims to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines. LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.
*Louder Than A Bomb 2013 will take place in May after the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. A projected schedule will be released in January.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: The Student Day Of Poetry will be separate from the Louder Than A Bomb festival this year. More information can be found on the MassPoetry Website.
How can I participate?
1. Create a Team! If you are a young person, a teacher or adult mentor in a school or community organization serving students between the ages of 13-19, you could be part of next year’s festival! Contact Festival Coordinators, Alex Charalambides and Amanda Torres for more information.
2. Join the Event Organizing Team! If you are awesome and committed to working with a strong team of festival organizers to kick off the second Louder Than A Bomb MA, get in contact with Festival Coordinators to see how you can join up.
3. Volunteer! Do you want to be a part of what is sure to be an AMAZING event? Do you want to help out but can’t commit to being on the Organizing Team? Sign up to Volunteer! More information to be released soon.
For more information please contact Festival Directors
Alex Charalambides: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Torres: email@example.com