Teens can cash in on their creativity at Omaha Public Library

Omaha area teens with a passion for poetry and spoken word are encouraged to participate in Omaha Public Library’s 19th annual Teen Poetry Bash on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m., at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for check-in.

Eighth through twelfth grade students are invited to bring two original poems to perform as slam poetry or read aloud. Top scoring entrants from the first round will compete for the grand prizes in a second round. Cash prizes will be awarded: First place receives $100, second receives $50, and the third place finisher gets $25. Registration is required at omahalibrary.org or by calling 402.444.4800. Louder Than a Bomb coaches from The Nebraska Writers Collective will serve as judges and emcees for the event.

Parking at Omaha Park One (15th & Douglas streets) will be validated for Teen Poetry Bash attendees. This program is made possible with support from the Friends of Omaha Public Library.

Visit omahalibrary.org for more details and information about additional programs and services offered by Omaha Public Library.