Youth Poetry Festival

A commemorative event celebrating the hard work and dedication of students involved in Project Lit during the school year.  Hosted in traditional slam fashion, our Youth Poetry Festival highlights poetry performed by both individuals and teams for a community audience. 


For more information, contact Tomás Stanton at or 480-644-2162.



8th Annual Unity Day

Sat, Dec 7, 2019 | 12-5pm

At Mesa Arts Center (MCA Museum)


UNITY Day creates a bridge for students to engage in creative pathways of community building through the art of spoken word poetry & storytelling.

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Preliminary Bouts

Eastside prelims

Sat, Feb 22, 2020 | Time & location TBD


Central prelims

Sat, Feb 29, 2020 | Time & location TBD


Semi Finals

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 | Mesa Arts Center (MCA Museum)


Schedule of events

Registration: 5-5:30pm

Team check-in: 6pm

Slam: 6:30-9pm


City-wide Slam Championship 

Sat, Mar 21, 2020 | 6:30-9pm

Mesa Arts Center Piper Theater


Youth from across the Valley compete in the City-Wide Slam Championship. Check out this Spoken Word Championship in action.


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