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POETRY  EVENTS

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

UPCOMING  EVENTS

10th Annual ARTSPEAKS

"Courageous Young Voices"

Teen Poetry Showcase 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

4:00pm - 7:00pm 

@The Beautiful Historic Thomas Center

302 NE 6th Ave. Gainesville, FL. 32601

Open to all area students!

Click here to sign up

We Invite You To Experience The Power Of Poetry And Creativity 

If interested in sharing your own expression or participating in the exhibition, please contact

ARTSPEAKS at INFO@ARTSPEAKSgnv.org.

Thank You! 

We Look Forward To Hearing From You!

Introduction to ARTSPEAKS
"Bringing Poetry & People Together"

ARTSPEAKS
"Courageous Young Voices"

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 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.

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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.

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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