About the Slam

What 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, 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.

In spring 2014, MassLEAP presents the third annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts youth poetry slam!

When will LTAB take place?

Join our Facebook event to stay updated! 2014 festival dates:

  • 5/10 – LTAB 2014 Preliminaries: 11am – 7pm, MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Beatty Hall, 550 Huntington Ave. Free and open to the public!
  • 5/11 – LTAB 2014 Semi-finals: 12pm – 5pm, MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue Free and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Blount Auditorium 550 Huntington Ave. Free and open to the public!

Semi-Final Schedule:

MassArt, Tower Building, 621 Huntington Ave, 12 pm:
- Codman
- Billerica
- Newburyport
- Urban Science

Wentworth, Blount Auditorium, 550 Parker St, 12 pm:
- Brookline
- RAW Arts

MassArt, Tower Building, 621 Huntington Ave, 2:30 pm
- KIPP Lynn
- FreeVerse!
- Barnstable
- Wayland

Wentworth, Blount Auditorium, 550 Parker St, 2:30 pm:
- Peabody
- Tech Boston
- Brookline
- Duxbury 

  • 5/15 – LTAB 2014 Finals Showcase: 6pm – 9pm, Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue – tickets required!

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.