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Emily Falkowski, Evan Knoll, Olive Kuhn and Sophie Dillon represented CT in 2013 in Chicago
A resource for young poets, writers and teachers
from around Connecticut, the Northeast,the U.S., the world.
Our goal is to promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word.
We post information about Brave New Voices -
brave-new-voicesInternational Youth Poetry Slam & Festival, links to writing contests
and youth-friendly publishing opportunities
and a calendar of youth-friendly literary events primarily in CT and the Northeast
(send us info about your upcoming events and we’ll post it).

Highlighted Poets and Events

Check back soon for updates to our announcements.

Elizabeth Thomas


Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, teacher and advocate of the arts. The author of two poetry collections and one book on writing for youth and teachers, she has read her work throughout the United States. In 2009, Thomas served as the Poet-in-Residence at the United Arab Emirates University outside of Dubai. She’s been a member of three Connecticut National Poetry Slam teams and in 1998 was a member of the U.S. team that performed in Sweden.  Much of her energy and time is devoted to designing and teaching writing programs for students of all ages. These programs promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word.

As an outstanding advocate of youth in the arts, Elizabeth Thomas is a coach and organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam and Festival. She is also the founder of UpWords Poetry, a company dedicated to promoting programs for young writers and educators, based on the belief that poetry is meant to be heard out loud and in person. More…