Creating Space for
Teen Voices

Charlotte's Home for Youth Poetry!

Events

Saturday, October 6

Workshop

1:00 pm

SPIRIT SQUARE

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Saturday, October 6

Workshop

First workshop of the year!  LET'S GO!


Join BreatheINK alumnus Evan Yi for a workshop about one of the most important aspects of poetry, EDITING.


Editing can make a major difference in whether or not you make it to the next round in a slam or even if you're properly getting your ideas across to your listeners.  Evan is going to show you how to get the most out of your creations.


Also, don't forget that this will be your first opportunity to get a half point towards hopefully making it into Finals.

1:00 pm

SPIRIT SQUARE

Saturday, October 20

Open Mic

8:00 pm

SPIRIT SQUARE

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Saturday, October 20

Open Mic

 Opportunity for Charlotte area youth to showcase their many talents.  All poets, rappers, singers, musicians, dancers, and other types of artists are welcome to share their skills and gifts. 

8:00 pm

SPIRIT SQUARE

Saturday, November 3

Workshop

1:00 pm

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Saturday, November 3

Workshop


1:00 pm

Friday, November 9

Youth Poetry Slam

8:00 PM

Spirit Square

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Friday, November 9

Youth Poetry Slam

It's a new school year and a new slam season!  Get your poems ready to be performed against some of the best youth poets in the southeast.


Sign ups for the slam and a brief open mic begin at 7 PM and close 30 minutes after (so be on time).  All performing poets receive free admission.


General admission is $7.00.

8:00 PM

Spirit Square

About Us

Our Mission Statement

The mission of BreatheINK Charlotte is to create poetic safe spaces and build an artistic community for Charlotte, NC area youth by developing opportunities for positive self-expression through youth focused poetry programming.

A Variety of Events

BreatheINK Charlotte delivers high quality, year-round writing and performance development programming and outreach that equips and empowers teen poets to share personal stories and opinions on issues they are passionate about.

Workshops and Mentoring

We are committed to sharing our love and knowledge of creative writing, editing, performance, etc.  Through workshops, one-on-one sessions, and group discussions, our students are able to learn from overwhelmingly successful adult poets, coaches, and slammasters with many decades of experience.