sign up now FOR SUSO 2019!

This summer, Iconoclast Artists hosts Speak Up Speak Out (SUSO) an annual regional youth poetry slam, previously hosted by Mic Check. By hosting Speak Up Speak Out, we continue our mission of empowering the voices of our youth, creating connections and conversation, and inspiring improbable friendships.

Our goal is to create platforms for young artists to speak and be heard while connecting with youth from other communities. Speak Up Speak Out invites youth from cities across the U.S. to perform and compete with original works, in preparation for the international youth slam, Brave New Voices.

Speak Up Speak Out 2019 is Friday, June 21st - Saturday, June 22th in Galveston, Texas. The two-day event will include workshops, an open mic, a Friendly Indie Slam, and a Group Slam held in Galveston's East End Historic District. All events are free/open to the public.

Individuals wishing to compete in the Indie Slam are required to register by June 21 via Eventbrite by clicking here:


For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Torrina Harris at:

register for a WORKSHOP!

SUSO Ebony Stewart.jpg

Register for Ebony’s workshop HERE

SUSO Ayokunle Falomo.jpg

Register for Ayo’s workshop HERE