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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. During the pandemic, we launched a new event, Reaching Through The Screen: Virtual Poetry Festival, to continue to serve and bring together our community of youth artists and 18+ artists and poets. During the 2022-2023 academic season, we will not be hosting either of these festivals.