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POETRY  EVENTS

Since 2012, ARTSPEAKS has been organizing and producing poetry events to encourage creativity and bring the community together. 

Upcoming Events

  • "Courageous Young Voices"  Teen Poetry Event
    Sun, Mar 05
    Gainesville
    Join us for the FREE 9th Annual ARTSPEAKS: "Courageous Young Voices" Teen Poetry Event. Teens from Alachua County and the surrounding area are invited to come together at the beautiful Historic Thomas Center to share their Powerful Voices through the Art of Poetry, Spoken-Word and Storytelling.

ARTSPEAKS organizes and produces 3 annual poetry events

BRINGING POETRY & PEOPLE TOGETHER
Adult Poetry Event

This annual adult poetry event is traditionally held in the fall and invites community members from Alachua County and North Central Florida to come together, fellowship, and share their love and appreciation of the Human Voice through expressions of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Storytelling.

An Appreciation Of Human Expression Through The Vibration Of Voice And Word.

This Annual Event is co-sponsored by the city of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, a CAPRA-accredited agency.

COURAGEOUS YOUNG VOICES
Teen Poetry Showcase 

This annual teen poetry event is traditionally held in the "Florida Spring" and invites Alachua County and Area Teens to share their uncensored voice in a Safe Space specifically created for Their Expression. Community members are invited to bear witness to the powerful voices of young adults as they pour out their unbridled truth through Poetry, Song, Spoken Word, and Storytelling.

We Are Courageous, We Are Young, And Our Voices Will Be Heard.   

This Annual Event is co-sponsored by the city of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, a CAPRA-accredited agency.

YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM
For North Central Florida/ Alachua County

ARTSPEAKS has formed a partnership with Alachua County, Urban Word, and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program to foster the creative spirits and intelligent minds of our youth community

CALLING ALL 
Poets, Spoken-Word Artists, Writers, Rappers, & Emcees 

Literary organizations work together

to support powerful voices.

The North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program is open to teens in the following North Central Florida counties:  

 

Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Clay, Baker, Columbia, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie, Lafayette, Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison, & Taylor

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