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Events Thu Mar 08 2012

Teen Poetry; Poets Talk

Having been to my share of sparsely attended poetry readings where you can hardly hear people over the classic rock blaring in the front of the bar, it's heartening to hear people do get excited about literary events. Two hot tickets this weekend are sold out, but first-come, first-serve tickets will be made available:

This Saturday is the final team competition in the Louder Than A Bomb teen poetry fest. The largest such festival in the world, it was founded in 2001 to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socioeconomic lines through self-expression and community. The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Saturday, March 10 at 6 pm. $20, $10 students.

The Poetry Foundation welcomes playwright Beau O'Reilly and actor John Starrs in The Boho Dance, which imagines a conversation between Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg; comedy and entertainment ensues. The Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Saturday March 10 at 7pm and Sunday, March 11 at 3pm. Free.

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