2017 Words Beats & Life Youth Poetry Slam Team - from left to right:


- Samantha Jackson- Prince George's 2017 Youth Poet Laureate

- Jasslyn Ford - Fort Washington Youth Poet Ambassador

- David Estes -  Oxon Hill Youth Poet Ambassador

- Salihah Aakil - The 2017 DMV Youth Poetry Champion

FOR THE SECOND YEAR in a row, Dialect has been contracted by the great people at Words Beats & Life to prepare their slam team for the Brave New Voices Youth Poetry festival, which is held every summer. 


COUNTY POETS leap from the page to the stage this summer in national youth poetry competition!​

​Our Youth Poet Laureate & Ambassadors represented the DMV at the Brave New Voices Poetry Festival held in California over the summer

THE BNV Festival is always a transformative experience, as youth poets ages 14-19 come together from across the globe not only to share their work, but to learn about how their words can affect those around them