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Saipan Teen Poetry Slam on Feb. 28

AS part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence will hold the Saipan Teen Poetry Slam on Feb. 28 at the Hyatt.

Maisie Tenorio, the coalition’s executive director, said the poetry slam will allow teenagers to be heard on issues they consider important. “It is a way for the kids to express themselves via art that they are comfortable doing.”

Teenagers, 13 to 19 years old, are invited to perform original poetry about teen dating violence or healthy relationships.

Poems will be judged based on quality of writing, entertainment value, connection to audience and relevance to the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Those interested are encouraged to submit their poems for review on Feb. 26, 2019 by 5 p.m. to

Tenorio said they will also host a teen poetry slam on Rota on Feb. 22, and  a teen talent show on Tinian on Feb. 26.

For more information, email or call 234-3878.