Reaching Through The Screen 2021: Virtual Poetry Festival (RTTS)
is our first ever virtual poetry festival, and it’s happening via Zoom!

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Youth Poetry Competition

Thursday, June 10th

6:00pm – 7:30pm PST

Are you between the ages of 13 – 17?

Want to win some cash?

Sign up by June 5th to be entered into this youth poetry competition.

18+ Poetry Competition

Friday, June 11th

6:00pm – 7:30pm PST

Are you 18 years old or older?

Want to win some cash?

Sign up by June 5th to be entered into this 18+ poetry competition.

Please read our rules & guidelines below.

RTTS will be streaming on YouTube Live. Click the buttons above to watch them live!

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Need some help preparing for the competition?

Friday, May 21st

6:30pm – 8:30pm MST


Workshop & Social Experience

Competing this week in our poetry competitions?

Want some help with your poems and performances?

Join us for 1-on-1 coaching and small group coaching with spoken word poetry mentors and experts!

More About Our Virtual Competitions

Typically, we host Hotter Than The Sun: Arizona Youth Poetry Festival (HTTS), which is a multi-day festival where young people from throughout Maricopa County connect, collaborate, and compete, performing original spoken word poetry. HTTS is a team event, and requires poets to work together with their peers and teachers to create individual and group poems.

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