Wild Style is an individual style slam competition open to High School and University students! Poets compete head to head – no mic, no stage – to battle through a multi-round poetry slam for a cash pot. Wild Style is the chance for individual slammers to show the breadth and depth of their poetic skills. Winners will be determined by audience applause. The winner will take home a portion of the cash pot and bragging rights for the entire year! Whether you are an emcee or a poet, join us for a head to head battle Royale and see who will be crowned the 2018 Wild Style Champion!

REGISTRATION: please email coordinator.hamiltonyouthpoets@gmail.com with the subject title “Wild Style”.


For the last five years, young people in and around LTABC have used the tools of Spoken Word, Hip Hop poetry, and Personal Narrative to transverse the city in new ways, collectively, we have worked to bring communities together, opposing the line and those who wish to keep us apart. We are each others sanctuary. Here is a space for ALL STORIES and ALL PEOPLES, we are borderless, we are each other’s Nations, welcome to HYP and Louder Than A Bomb Canada.

This year our theme for LTABC is DO THE WRITE THING. The seminal Spike Lee film Do the right thing discusses issues of racism, inequality, gentrification, and community dynamics in challenging and important ways. We hope that LTABC and HYP can be a space for young people to explore these issues and more importantly through compelling writing and performances. We believe that creating platforms for Art and Conversations is key to navigating a changing world with a sense of empathy and justice.


FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1897572657200678/

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