This is Write253’s first year of hosting a college-age indie slam! Twelve poets, ages 19-24, will compete for a shot to showcase their poem at LTAB-TAcoma finals on March 23rd! Interested poets can register for the slam here.
Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)-Tacoma is a teen, team poetry slam that takes place in Tacoma each spring. Although LTAB it is a competition, our main goal is to get youth to express themselves in literary arts and foster a sense of community among students who might otherwise never connect because of economic, geographic or social differences.
This year, LTAB-Tacoma includes teams from in and around Tacoma, and Preliminary Bouts will be held on March 15 – 17. The top four teams out of all the preliminary bouts will appear in finals. Individual poets whose teams aren’t going to finals will be invited to perform at finals as an indy.