LOUDER THAN A BOMB is a film about passion, competition, teamwork, and trust. It’s about the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about speaking out, making noise, and finding your voice. It also just happens to be about poetry.
Founded in 2001, Louder Than a Bomb — a youth poetry slam is built from the beginning around teams. Rather than emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure of Louder Than a Bomb demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of such an environment — in an academic context — is life-changing.
Literature Professor, Mike Haeflinger, brought the concept of Louder Than A Bomb to Tacoma! In its 2nd year, LTAB will be an amazing poetry competition between eight high school teams and individuals coming to Tacoma Community College April 28, 2018. Come see this inspired film!