“Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”  Charles Bukowski

Louder Than a Bomb 2016


We are proud to announce the return of the Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth poetry competition and festival in the DMV!  Between April 30th and May 7th, teenage poets from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will come together to enjoy two full weeks of poetry workshops, open mics, performances, film screenings, and slam competition that will culminate in the Grand Slam Finals, where one team will be crowned the 2016 LTAB-DMV Champion.    

Registration for the event is now open!  The online registration will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.  There are a limited number of slots available, so please make sure to register your team early if you want to secure a spot in this amazing event!

Please click on the following links for more information regarding the event, and please read the following information carefully before completing registration.

To register your team, please click on the following link!  

*Please note that your registration will only be complete once your payment is received.  Information regarding payment options can be found in the "Requirements and Guidelines" link above and will also be enclosed in the registration packet sent to you after online registration.