From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Poet Charalambides Takes a LEAP
Alex Charalambides is stepping down as executive director of Worcester Youth Poetry Slam to help lead the recently formed Mass LEAP, which seeks to develop to youth poetry programs statewide.
The stated goal of the new organization, whose full name is Massachusetts Literacy Education and Performance, is to, “build a vibrant youth spoken word community in Massachusetts.” One of its immediate plans is to hold a festival of workshops, readings and poetry slam competition in March or April. The initial rounds of the “2012 Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts” festival/slam will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.