Louder Than A Bomb Florida III
March 27 – April 8, 2017
Registration is Now Open for this exciting festival.
The Jason Taylor Foundation has officially opened on-line registration for its cutting edge youth poetry festival, Louder Than a Bomb Florida presented by Nova Southeastern University and UPS, it was announced today. Now in its third year, this highly anticipated event will take place from March 27 – April 8, 2017.
Dubbed the “Super Bowl of poetry,” Louder Than a Bomb Florida, a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project as part of it’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams from across the state. Last April, 37 high schools representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties competed in LTABFLA, with Boca Raton Community High School’s poetry team, “No Disclaimers” claiming the top spot. Funding from Nova Southeastern University, UPS and a host of other community partners has assisted the Jason Taylor Foundation support the schools’ efforts by providing year-round, in-class and after-school instruction, which will culminate in this 13-day festival.
LTABFLA teams are comprised of 4 to 10 students, each of whom must be actively enrolled in and attend the school of the team they represent. Students will write and perform original poems individually and as a member of a four-part collaborative team. A $200 registration fee per team is required and registration will remain open until February 3, 2017.