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Feedback Session #3 for Youth Slam Poets | #Virtualandia! 2021

Tue, March 30 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
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Get 1:1 support from slam experts during 15-20 minute sessions whether you need support with writing, revision, performance, or anything else. Co-hosted by Julia Gaskill and Alex Dang.

sign up here: tinyurl.com/virtualandia-feedback-21

Feedback sessions are free and open to all #Virtualandia students. These will be hosted via Google Meet. For questions about feedback sessions, please contact Emilly Prado, Director of Youth Programs, at emilly@literary-arts.org.

About the Competition

#Virtualandia! 2021 is an exciting opportunity for students from eligible* Portland-area high schools to take part in a dynamic virtual slam poetry competition presented by Literary Arts. Competitors will take to the mic for a chance to win prizes including the title of #Virtualandia slam champion and corresponding $1,000 visa gift card. Up to 300 youth poets will submit original work via video by midnight Wednesday, March 31 to be reviewed and judged by a diverse group of artists and fans with a pulse on the literary scene. Ten poets will be selected to advance and qualify for our April 29, 2021 grand slam event. These ten students will have their poems professionally recorded and aired during the grand slam event to be scored by five judges in the typical Verselandia! tradition to identify a top five and our next grand slam champion. 

Click here for our #Virtualandia handbook for how students from eligible high schools can enter the competition. Learn more about our slam programs here.

* Eligible schools: Alliance, Benson, Centennial, Cleveland, David Douglas, Fir Ridge, Franklin, Grant, Gresham, Ida B Wells-Barnett, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Many Nations Academy, Metropolitan Learning Center, Open School, Parkrose, Reynolds, Roosevelt

Get tickets to the 2021 #Virtualandia Youth Poetry Slam Championship and support the next generation of poets and storytellers. https://literary-arts.org/event/virtualandia-2021/

Julia Gaskill

Julia Gaskill is a professional daydreamer hailing from Portland, Oregon. Her poetry examines the tightrope we sometimes walk of feeling our voices censored and also being unabashedly ourselves. Her poems touch on everyday misogyny, parental loss, praise of femininity, mental unrest, found healing, and her deep love of being a geek. Julia has competed multiple times on national stages with her work, and she has been the featured reader on poetry mics all across this country. Her work has been published on FreezeRay Poetry, NAILED, Ink&Nebula, Rising Phoenix Review, Knight's Library Magazine, and more, and videos of her poetry have been featured on both Write About Now and SlamFind. Her poem 'i will not beg for scraps' was nominated for Best of the Net in 2015. Julia is the author of four chapbooks, runs the mic Slamlandia, and co-founded the Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam in 2019. Find Julia at facebook.com/jgaskpoetry
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Alex Dang

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Alex Dang started performing poetry at 17 and hasn't slowed down since. He was on the Portland Poetry Slam nationals team in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, making him the only Asian-American poet in Portland's history to be on the team four years in a row. Alex earned his way to become the Eugene Poetry Grand Slam Champion in 2014, 2015, and again in 2017. He has been a TEDx speaker for both University of Oregon and Reno, Nevada. His work has been featured on HuffingtonPost, UpWorthy, and EverydayFeminism, and has been viewed over 2 million times on YouTube. A proud graduate of Cleveland High School, Alex has performed in over 50 cities, 30 states, 7 countries, and wants to know what your favorite food is.
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