2018 Brave New Voices July 18-21 Houston, Tx The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, (www.youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices) powered by Youth Speaks, is the only festival of its kind. Every year, over 500 young poets, their mentors, and the nation’s leading artists and cultural workers convene in a different U.S. city for 4-5 days of arts education, artistic expression, and civic engagement. This year, for the first time ever, Brave New Voices will be hosted in Houston, Texas July 18 - 21, 2018. Young poets from around the world will take center stage for an inspiring week of poetry slams, workshops, performances, and community building and Orlando, Florida will be in the building!The Write will be sending 5 overly deserving young poets to participate in this dynamic festival. There, they will have the opportunity to participate in creative writing and leadership workshop and town halls alongside youth from across the United States. Join us for our 5th Annual Rookies vs. Legends poetry slam where the Brave New Voices teams from Orlando and Tampa square off some of Central Florida’s most well know poetic minds!