CPT presents… Twelve Literary Arts Inc’s Final Stage: Youth Poetry Slam

February 03, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm, CPT's James Levin Theatre.

The people have spoken, and now Northeast Ohio's Top 10 youth spoken word artists will compete on one stage to determine the five finalists who will represent Ohio on the national stage in Las Vegas this summer at the Brave New Voices Festival and Competition.

The event is FREE, but ticketed. Twelve Literary Arts is no longer accepting reservations, but you can sign up for their waitlist by emailing Eric Odum (eodum@twelvearts.org) with your name and requested number of tickets.

The James Levin Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

RSVP holders: Arrive by NO LATER THAN 6:15pm TO CLAIM YOUR RSVP.

At 6:15pm, available seats will be given to patrons on the waitlist on a first come, first served basis. Note: late RSVP’s will be admitted in if there are available seats.

There will be NO OPEN MIC at this event, we are here to celebrate and lend our energy to the creation of the National Youth Poetry Slam Team!

Click here to RSVP! | Click here for the Facebook event. | Click here to read more about the Brave New Voices Festival and Competition. | Click here to read the rules & FAQ for the Slam.

The Board of Directors and Staff of Twelve Literary Arts cordially invite you to a very special celebration of Northeast Ohio’s best and brightest youth performance poets at the One Mic Open Final Stage. One Mic Open Final Stage features 10 youth performers from across the region to determine the five youth who will represent the city of Cleveland at the national Brave New Voices Competition taking place this July in Las Vegas. This event is free of charge thanks to the generosity of The Cleveland Foundation. We hope you will join us in celebrating the power of youth voice.


Daniel Gray-Kontar, Executive Artistic Director, Twelve Literary Arts
Mary E. Weems, Board President, Twelve Literary Arts
Eric M. Odum, Program Director, One Mic Open