Nov. 21 at 6:30

Poet-Linc featuring SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action) (Queens)


Join us for this vibrant battle of words celebrating talented young artists from the five boroughs performing their original poetry to the theme “I have a voice.” For five Wednesdays, the Atrium will be jam-packed with readings by professional guest poets and three rounds of competitions that will be judged by appointed members of the audience and three official judges. All of this will lead to an exhilarating Grand Slam performance at the Target Free Thursday on December 13 to determine the first ever Lincoln Center Poet-Linc Grand Slam Champion.

SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action) provides comprehensive youth development programs for low- income South Asian youth in New York City. Through academic, leadership, and enrichment programs, SAYA! presents youth with the possibility to expand their horizons and realize their dreams. In their 16 year history, SAYA! has opened the door to nearly eight thousand youth who are often the first in their families to attend high school and pursue college in the U.S. In the 2012–13 academic year, SAYA! will offer programs at their center in Elmhurst, Queens and 14 additional sites throughout Queens and Brooklyn.