The 16th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam
GRAND SLAM FINALS
Celebrate the voices of 21st century America! Youth Speaks hosted the first Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in 1997, the first poetry slam for teenagers in the country. The annual slam (an Olympic-style poetry competition) features hundreds of young writers, emcees, and performers from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, and attracts almost 10,000 audience members during its month-long run.
The Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam is open to any youth 13-19 years old in the greater Bay Area and joins together hundreds of young artists and leaders as they take the stage, speak truth to power, and perform for a chance to represent at the Grand Slam Finals.
Through 10 premliminaries, and four semi finals rounds, the final 16 poets compete on stage for the chance to represent the Bay Area in Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. See www.youthspeaks.org and www.bravenewvoices.org for more information.
Nob Hill Masonic Center
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Get off at Embarcadero Station. The California Street Cable Car is located at California and Jackson Streets and will stop at California and Taylor Streets. The #1 California Bus is located at Sacramento and Front Streets and will stop at Cushman Street.
The #1 California Bus Eastbound runs on Clay Street. Exit at Jones Street and walk two blocks south to California Street. The #1 California Bus Westbound runs on Sacramento Street. Exit Cushman Street and walk one block south to California Street.
The California Street Cable Car runs east and west on California Street from Van Ness Ave to Market Street. Traveling either direction exit Taylor Street.
The Masonic Center is located directly across the street from the Grace Cathedral.
For your convenience we have a parking garage located in our facility open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
FROM THE EAST BAY
Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit. Turn right onto 9th Street, stay in the right lanes. Cross Market Street and continue onto Larkin Street. Turn right on California Street. The building is on the right side just past Jones Street.
FROM NORTH BAY
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Downtown/ Lombard exit and continue on Lombard Street. Turn right on Gough Street. Turn left onto California Street. Building is located on the right just past Jones Street.
FROM SOUTH BAY
Go north on 101. Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit and turn left on 9th Street. Stay in the right two lanes. Cross Market Street and continue onto Larkin Street. Turn right on California Street and continue uphill to the Nob Hill Masonic Center, on the right side just past Jones Street.