Amelia, Rowan, Harper & Coach Martin of Lawrence Free Poetry team


Lawrence Free Poetry team members Amelia Peters, Rowan Plinsky, Harper Schoenfeld, plus coach Andrew Martin joined ME for conversation and original poetry. LFP is the Slam Poetry Team of Lawrence (KS) Free State High School.

The team began during the 2014-15 school year, changes each year as students graduate or move on, and has consistently placed in the top 4 teams at the Louder Than A Bomb annual youth poetry festival http://youngchicagoauthors.org/louder-than-a-bomb. LTAB feeds into Brave New Voices. Lawrence Free Poetry qualified for Brave New Voices in San Francisco July 19-22, 2017. BNV http://youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices/festival/ is the largest spoken word event in the world and is comprised of teams from all over the globe. In addition, some of the teams may be featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices program http://www.hbo.com/russell-simmons-presents-brave-new-voices

Support Lawrence Free Poetry’s trip to Brave New Voices through faculty sponsor Andrew Martin at AMartin@usd497.org or at www.GoFundMe.com/send-lawrence-free-poetry-to-bnv Follow Lawrence Free Poetry at https://www.instagram.com/lawrencefreepoetry/ & https://Twitter.com/LFreePoetry

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