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Poetry & People Together

ARTSPEAKS is North Central Florida's premier poetry organization. Headquartered in Alachua County, Gainesville, FL. Since 2012


ARTSPEAKS is dedicated to promoting literacy, encouraging creativity, bringing awareness through Art Activism, expanding ideas and opportunity by providing a medium for expression through the Art of Poetry, Spoken Word and Storytelling.

ARTSPEAKS Promotes Healthy Communities through the intersection of Art and Mental Health, by exploring and utilizing the expressive and therapeutic uses of Poetry, Creative Writing, and Literature

8th Annual

ARTSPEAKS:Courageous Young Voices

Sunday, March 6th / 4:00pm


Will Be Heard!

Other Upcoming Events

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The Youth Poet

 Laureate Program

Applications close March 21, 2022 @ 11:59pm

Since 2012, ARTSPEAKS has showcased over 100 adult and youth poets. Poets have come as far as Marion County, Columbia, Hillsborough, Levy, Broward, Duval, Leon and Suwannee, and have represented countries and nationalities from all over the world. Poets representing South Africa, China, Iran, Iraq, Ghana, Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Palestine, and Argentina, have shared their poetry at ARTSPEAKS. Poets young and old have shared poems and expressions of life, that encapsulates what it truly means to be human and alive.

ARTSPEAKS organizes and produces three signature poetry events...

ARTSPEAKS: "Bringing Poetry & People Together" Annual Adult Poetry Event

ARTSPEAKS: "Courageous Young Voices"

Annual Teen Poetry Event

North Central Florida / Alachua County

Youth Poet Laureate Program


Thanks for submitting!

E. Stanley Richardson
Founder / Director

ARTSPEAKS operates under the auspices of Neighborhoods United For A Better Alachua, Inc. (NUBA), a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization.