m4 team after grand 513Houston, we have a team!

After competing at Space City Slam in a series of six poetry competitions, six young poets were chosen to represent WITS’s performance poetry team, Meta- Four, and the city of Houston at the international youth poetry slam festival and competition, Brave New Voices, in Chicago, August 7-11.

The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee announced the winners, who rode in the grand prize winning car “Big Red” in the Houston Art Car Parade. Congratulations to Outspoken Bean, the Meta-Four coach, and to students Sarah Portugal, Terell Cloud, Jennifer Layer, Jordan Simpson, Tiffany Ike, and Daniel Ortiz! See you in Chicago!

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  • EmCee Outspoken Bean welcomes the crowd.
  • Judges Brian Cheedle, John Palmer, and Joe P
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  • Dulcie David and Jon Brooks kept the official scores.
  • The six students who made the Meta-Four Houston 2013 team.
  • Bean welcomes special guest Sheila Jackson Lee.
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  • m4 team after grand 513

Thanks to the support of United Airlines, who generously donated round trip tickets, Meta- Four will be flying all the way to Chicago free of charge! Also a special thanks to the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and Travelers Insurance for their continuous support of Meta-Four and the Space City Grand Slam.

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One Response to “Applause for the Meta-Four 2013 Team!”

  1. witsalliance

    Reblogged this on The WITS Alliance and commented:
    Several Writers in the Schools (WITS) Programs provide youth programs in slam and performance poetry. Congrats to the winners who will compete at Meta-Four Houston at Brave New Voices in August!


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