Louder Than a Bomb
is a teen poetry festival founded in 2001 by
Young Chicago Authors. As they put it, the event aims, “to bring teens
together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a
friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via
poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.” It focuses on
cooperation, with teams of students working together to write, revise,
and rehearse their performances.
Kent Bellows Mentoring Program has put together a team for this year's
festival. Related events throughout the city will include a Semi-Final Bout
in Joslyn's Witherspoon Concert Hall on Friday, April 11, at 6 pm.
Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains
is a program of the Nebraska Writers Collective.