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The Texas Youth Word Collective is a non-profit organization that promotes writing and literacy skills through monthly city-wide youth poetry slam competitions – They Speak Youth Poetry Slam. Students between the ages of 13-19 compete for a spot on the team that will represent Austin at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Competition in San Francisco this summer. Poetry slams are open to the general public and students throughout Central Texas are invited to compete. They
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.