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Words, Beats, & Life: D.C. Youth Poet Laureate

11/3/2018 at 6:00 PM

Hear riveting spoken word performances by this year’s top five D.C. Youth Poet Laureate finalists. Hip Hop nonprofit Words Beats & Life brings together a distinguished panel of adult poets and Hip Hop artists to select the winner for the upcoming 2019 season. The competition is part of a national program organized by Urban Word NYC, and the evening’s winner will represent D.C. by publishing a book and competing for the title of National Youth Poet Laureate.

Presented in collaboration with the Words Beats & Life Festival.

Featured Artist(s)
DC Youth Poet Laureate

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