About the Slam

LTABMA-LogoWhat is Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)?

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, geographic 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.

In spring 2015, MassLEAP presents the fourth annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts youth poetry slam!

When will LTAB take place?

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 the festival. Learn more.

2. Join the 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, email Managing Director Alex Charalambides and introduce yourself! alex [[at]] massleapcollective [[dot]] org

3. Volunteer! Do you want to help out but can’t commit to being on the Organizing Team? Sign up to volunteer! Email Outreach Coordinator Eve Ewing for more info: eve [[at]] massleapcollective [[dot]] org

Do you have another question that was not answered here? Send an email to info [[at]] massleapcollective [[dot]] org and we will get right back to you.