“For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it must always be heard...it's the only light we've got in all this darkness.”  James Baldwin

Hyper Bole 2016

We are proud to announce the return of the Hyper Bole, the largest individual youth poetry slam and festival in Virginia!   The all-day event will be held on the campus of George Mason University on Saturday, February 27th, 2016.  Teenage poets from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will come together to participate in a series of individual preliminary slams, workshops, and open mics that will culminate in the Grand Slam Finals Saturday evening, where one student will be crowned the 2016 Hyper Bole Champion and awarded a $500 dollar prize!  Click HERE to watch a quick recap of last year's event!    

Like last year, registration is open to all high school poets who are interested in participating.  There are a limited number of slots available, so please make sure to register early if you want to secure your spot in this amazing event.  The online registration will close on Friday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m.  

Please click on the following links for more information regarding the day's events, and please read the following information carefully before completing registration!

To register, please click on the following link.