Marysville Library gets ready for annual Teen Poetry Slam

Update, March 7: In an abundance of caution related to current public-health concerns, this event is canceled. We look forward to hosting future teen poetry events and opportunities to share creative writing from local writers.

Join other teen writers and poetry lovers from the Marysville area to share new ideas, explore artistic potential, and listen to fresh, vibrant perspectives at the Marysville Teen Poetry Slam.

At the 2019 Marysville Library Teen Poetry Slam, an author reads his work.
At the 2019 Marysville Library Teen Poetry Slam, an author reads his work.

Connect with your inner muse from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. Write poems and even perform your own work at this free, after-hours poetry slam. Snacks will be served.

The slam is open to all teens, no matter where they attend school, in grades 9-12 (ages 14-18). No advanced sign-up is required to read at the slam. Friends and families are welcome to attend.

Bring your own poems to read or write a new piece at the slam. The focus of the evening will be a free expression of teens’ ideas, thoughts and emotions. Enjoy fun writing prompts and challenges designed to tap your imagination. Experiment with book spine poetry and other group activities.

The poetry slam is presented by the Marysville Getchell High School Writing for Publication Club and the Marysville Library. It is supported by Friends of the Marysville Library.

“I always enjoy finding ways to bring our community together,” says Mickenzie King, co-president of the Marysville High School Writing for Publications Club. “A poetry slam is a great way to gather like-minded individuals to have fun writing, reading and listening to some incredible poetry.”

“A poetry slam is a great place to find people with similar interests,” says Kendall Leonard, publications club co-president. “Whether or not you come to present, you will certainly find yourself inspired to do some writing of your own!”

“As a community gathering place and a center for literacy and knowledge, the library is the perfect host for a poetry slam,” says Marta Murvosh, teen librarian at the Marysville Library. “By offering young writers and teen poets the opportunity to share their creative work, we offer them the chance to share their thoughts and emotions with their peers in the wider community. For those young writers who aspire to go professional, the slam could be one of their first public readings.”

To find teen novels in verse, visit or search the Sno-Isle Libraries catalog for “Novels in Verse.”