The critically acclaimed and award winning VERSES: THE OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE presented by Upside Marketing, is Richmond Virginia’s longest running poetry event, and the base of the Verses crew consisting of poets, lyricists, and singers. Verses has been running for 11 years in RVA and for 5 years in Washington DC!
For years our Tuesday Verses family with pre-teens would ask if we had any programming specifically for youth! While there is no age limit to attend Verses, it just seemed that our young people needed a space of their own! On Saturday, May 17th Verses: the open mic will host our 2nd YOUTH VERSES at Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23220, from 12:30 – 4pm! The cost is $12 to attend, and an adult must be present for the youth to participate. Expect a one hour writing workshop headed by English teacher Casandra Broaddus and Slam Champion Roscoe Burnems; live band headed by our Verses musical director Curtis Broadie and some open mic fun! Youth Verses would not really serve the youth if there are a bunch of parents standing around in the back of the room, bored to tears waiting for their children to finish (smile). So, we created the “Parent Day Party” which will take place while Youth Verses is rocking in the room next door! The Parent Day Party will feature, DJ music, wine and beer for sale, and old fashioned board games! There will also be a featured performance by the Tuesday Verses Slam Team! So, for $12 dollars the Youth are able to have a little fun and the parents get a moment away from the kids.
Purchase Advanced Entry into Youth Verses: To purchase entry for Youth Verses in advance click the button. Your $12 entry is good for one youth and one adult.
BE A VENDOR AT YOUTH VERSES: We have a limited amount of vendor space available for $25.00 at Youth Verses! This is a special kick off price! Please prepare to arrive by 11:30 am and to provide your own table to display your items. Online purchase for vendor space ends Friday, April 18th at 5pm. Your vendor purchase is good for entry of one attendant and space for your 6 foot table. Click the button to purchase your space.
What: Youth Verses and Parent Day Party
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Where: Gallery 5, 200 West Marshall Street Richmond, VA 23220
Damage: $12 to attend Registration: 12:30-1 pm,
*A parent or guardian must be present for any youth to attend. Writing Workshop & Open Mic from 1-4pm; Parent Day Party 1-4 pm; For Ages 10-15 however, if your child is just a bit younger or older and want to participate, we welcome you!