Jason Taylor Foundation to Host Ninth Annual Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival beginning March 8 at FLA Live Arena - Jason Taylor Foundation

For the ninth consecutive year, the Jason Taylor Foundation is giving the South Florida community the chance to witness the top youth poets in the state compete during a cutting-edge event – the Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival presented by UKG and UPS. This highly anticipated event will commence with preliminary “bouts” on Wednesday, March 8 atFLA Live Arena. The entire festival will run through Saturday, April 15.

Dubbed the “Super Bowl of poetry”, Louder Than a Bomb Florida (LTABFLA), a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project as part of it’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poer¿try Network, features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams from across the state. This Wednesday, students from more than 20 high schools representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and St Lucie counties will share their original poetry on multiple stages at the FLA Live Arena thanks to a parnership whith the Florida Panthers. Funding schools’ efforts.

Louder Than a Bomb Florida is a festival featuring poetry bouts, workshops, exhibits, and ultimately the crowning of Florida’s top youth poetry team. The most critical component, however, is the year-round, meaningful instruction inside the classroom and after-school clubs, with teachers and teaching artists who create and facilitate a safe space for individual and collective expression. To learn more about LTABFLA, contact the Jason Taylor Foundation office at (954) 424-0799




What: Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival

Where: FLA Live Arena
1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise 33323

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
First bouts: 9 – 11 AM
Second bouts: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

**Media wishing to cover this event should RSVP to: Chrissy Parente by emailing parentec@floridapanthers.com


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About the Jason Taylor Foundation

In July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.

Since opening its doors, the Jason Taylor Foundation has impacted tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylot Children’s Learning Center, Jason Taylor Scholars and the Omari Hardwick blueapple Poetry Network, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation or Twitter and nstagram: @jtfoundation99 or @blueapplepoetry #LTABFLA