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Weekly Events by Youth Speaks Seattle Welcome Teens to Explore Poetry

Weekly writing circles provide a safe environment for teens to express themselves through poetry.

Photo Courtesy of Youth Speaks Seattle


Youth Speaks Seattle is a Seattle-based organization that empowers teens through spoken word poetry. To this end, it offers a number of awesome opportunities for teens to collaborate, create, and build community. They host a weekly writing circle from 6 to 8 pm at Miller Community Center on Thursdays that's open to all, although the program is geared at those between 13 and 19. The weekly writing circle aims to help teens build community, write, share their truths, and improve their writing and artistic skills.

Youth Speaks also hosts monthly slam poetry open mic nights on the first Sunday of the month at Beacon Hill’s The Station. Youth are welcome to come on stage to speak, perform slam poetry, dance, tell jokes, and play music, or simply sit in the audience. Signups begin at 6 pm and the event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Writing circle: Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, Seattle, 98112

Monthly open mic: First Sundays, 6 to 8:30 pm, The Station, 2533 16th Ave S, Seattle, 98144


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