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IN THIS ISSUE...

1.Contest Winner!
2. August HYP Happenings

3. Black Poet Residency 
4. School Program
5. What's on Deck 
6. Notes From The Team
 
SUMMER WRITING PROMPT CONTEST
IT'S WINNER TIME

Thank you to everyone who participated in our competition!
It was truly a pleasure to read all of your beautifully written work.
We had a really tough time selecting a winner. Hamilton has some amazing talent! 

The winner of the HYP Summer Writing Prompt Contest and $100 is... *drum roll*


*AIDAN SHARP-MOSES*
AUGUST HYP HAPPENINGS...
AUGUST HYP SLAM: ANYTHING GOES - END OF SUMMER EDITION!

Bring all your summertime memories, costumes, musical accompaniment, props, covers and anything you need to change the stage and transcend this slam into a monumental event!! 

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Doors At: 6:00 pm
Open Mic: 6:30 pm
Slam Start: 7:00 pm
Slam Spot: The Spice Factory (121 Hughson St N)
Price: $5 dollars or PWYC (Pay What You Can)


SPREAD THE WORD!
Twitter: @HYP_SLAM 
Instagram: @hamiltonyouthpoets 

OPEN MIC: 
This month’s open mic is back to the standard of sign up upon arrival. There will be 5 spots in the open mic, we will do a draw if more than 5 people sign up. There is a 4 min time limit for the open mic. 

SLAM: 
Slam Rules: As we would love to have complete anarchy and let loose, the abstract concept that currently controls our life being time restricts how long we have to preform. Therefore, we will be extending our time limit to 4 minutes, passing the time limit of 4 minutes will result in being cut off by the host.
BLACK POET RESIDENCY

Summer time is ending and with a new season comes a new chapter of Black Poet Residency. Register Now for the BPR fall program.

In December of 2018, we introduced the Black Poet Residency to our programming. It's an intensive and dynamic workshop series for young writers, performers and creative-minded individuals from across Hamilton.


As a member of the residency, youth have the opportunity to learn from and work with award-winning, critically acclaimed artists and educators. Through their guidance, group members hone their skills, connect with the greater community, and create a strong, impressive professional portfolio​; leaving a legacy for future generations of Black youth to be inspired by. 


Please CLICK HERE To register for the fall program.

If you'd like more information feel free to email us: hamiltonyouthpoets@gmail.com.
SCHOOL PROGRAM
Will you be competing in this year's Hip-Hop Spoken Word Festival?

We work with students and their teachers to develop their writing, artistic voice, and poetic license to make sure they are powerfully set up to compete in the festival. If you're a teacher, parent, or young poet let us know if you're interested in having HYP in your school!

If you would like to register your school to be included in HYP's Poet Residencies or you'd like more information,feel free to email us at: hamiltonyouthpoets@gmail.com.
WHAT'S ON DECK...
We are so excited to be welcomed back to Telling Tales this year. Our team always enjoys the opportunity to work with young people, especially in such a fun and new environment!

We'll see you at this FREE EVENT on September 15, 2019, at the Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0.

Early Settlement Area
12:15 p.m. Ages 9 and up
Lockhart Meadow
2:45 p.m. Ages 9 and up

There is also a complimentary shuttle from four locations in Hamilton to the Westfield Heritage Village. More info: https://www.tellingtales.org/westfield-festival/
You can check out more of this year's awesome performers at https://www.tellingtales.org/presenters/
 
COME SEE US AT SUPERCRAWL!

HYP is excited to team up with artist Christopher McLeod
(www.christophermcleod.ca) for the follow up to his Supercrawl art piece Project EMERGENCY, Pt2. Catch our HYP poets performances on all three days!
NOTES FROM THE TEAM
 All good things come to an end...
 
In this final hour of summer, it's a great time to reflect on the summer's activities and make memories that last. We had a great time and we hope that you did, too! Just before big knitted sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, let's cheers to summer 2019!
 
Peace and poetry,
The Team
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