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2020 Verselandia! City-wide Youth Poetry Slam – CANCELLED

Thu, Apr 30, 2020
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205


Thank you for your patience as we evaluated postponing Verselandia! to a new date. We held out hope that we would be able to proceed with this event at a later date, but due to the closure of all schools for the remainder of the school year, the live event will not be possible this year.

We will still provide a creative outlet and sense of community for students by hiring local slam poets and WITS writers to record poetry lessons covering a wide range of topics including writing, performance, and the history of slam. Participating students will then have the opportunity to to receive individualized feedback on written or recorded poems, and final projects will be compiled into a cohesive online collection of student work. Students will be encouraged to post their work on social media using the hashtag #Virtualandia which we invite you to check on as content progresses.

If you have purchased a ticket to this event, we can you provide you a receipt for a tax-deductible donation to Literary Arts Youth Programs. If you prefer a refund on your ticket purchase, please call the TicketsWest Box Office at 800-273-1530. We will be happy to honor all refund requests received until May 7, 2020.

Literary Arts remains committed to our mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature during this unprecedented time in our history. Although we are unable to gather in person at this time, we are working hard to move a lot of our programming online.

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.




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