YouthBNIPS will take place at the Johnston Theatre at Elmwood Franklin School on February 11, 2017.
Last years, youth poetry slam attracted nearly one-hundred attendees. For Youth BNIPS 2017 we are expecting youth from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Canada. Poets between the ages of 13-19 will compete for cash prizes!!!
Elmwood Franklin is a premier independent preschool to eighth grade school located in the city of Buffalo. The Johnston Theatre is a professional grade state-of-the-art performance space that seats 475 people. Which means this event...IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL!
This event is sponsored in part by Njozi Ensemble Company.
Njozi Ensemble Company is a division of Dream Variation Enterprises. Our mission is to advance awareness of African and African American culture and arts through education and performances. In its twenty year history Njozi Ensemble has offered hundreds of performances, workshops, and hosted events throughout Western New York and several locations across North America including BNIPS, WNY's largest poetry slam event.