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?

  • 3/22 – New coaches meeting & training. Mandatory for new teams
  • 4/12 – Mandatory Coaches Meeting
  • 5/3 – Crossing the Street – Opening Ceremony and Workshops
  • 5/10 – LTAB 2014 Prelims – MassART
  • 5/11 – LTAB 2014 Semis – MassART
  • 5/15 – LTAB 2014 Finals Showcase – BU Theatre

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.