2018 Louder Than A Bomb Florida
March 26 – April 21, 2018
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. Now in its fourth year, this highly anticipated event will be the largest to date with participants from across the state of Florida and will take place from March 26 – April 21, 2018.
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 year, more than 30 high schools representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties competed in LTABFLA, with the “Viking Freedom Writers” from Miami Norland’s Senior High School 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 nearly month-long 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 2, 2018.