Louder Than a Bomb (SIFF Teen Slam Poetry Movie)

SIFF is proud to present Louder Than A Bomb at SIFF Cinema from May 6-12. Director Jon Siskel and poet Lamar Jorden are expected to attend Friday and Saturday screenings. As a special treat, there will be local poets performing before the 7:30pm screenings:
May 6 will feature Lamar Jorden, Donte Johnson, and Raven
May 7 will feature Lamar Jorden, Devin McDonald, and Raven

Louder Than A Bomb
Presented as part of Giant Magnet’s 25th Anniversary International Children’s Festival and co-presented by Town Hall Seattle
louderthanabomb2May 6-12
Daily 7:30pm / Friday 5:30pm, 9:30pm / Sunday 2:00pm
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Founded in 2001, “Louder Than a Bomb” is the only event of its kind in the country-a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Rather than emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of this-in an academic context-is life-changing. Louder Than a Bomb chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event.

SIFF Cinema is located at 321 Mercer Street at 3rd Avenue, McCaw Hall, in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Seattle Center.


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About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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