“Millions of people...live in a darkness which - if you have that funny, terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define - you are responsible to those people to lighten that darkness…it is almost our only hope.”  James Baldwin


Hyper Bole 2019

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, March 2nd, 2019.  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 2019 Hyper Bole Champion and awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship!   

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 22nd 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.