For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Slam Poetry

Saturday, February 25th 12:00 - 3pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
14 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

This is not your average poetry class. Slam poetry uniquely combines elements of drama, poetry, oral storytelling, and hip hop spoken word to create one of the most engaging new forms of self-expression. Taught by Regie Gibson, winner of the 1998 National Slam Competition, this workshop will show you how to breathe new life into your writing and how to express yourself succinctly, passionately and with confidence.

The Slam Poetry class will take place from 12:00pm-3:00pm. From 3:00pm-5:00pm, registered students will have the opportunity to audition for GrubStreet's Teen Slam Team. [AUDITIONS RESCHEDULED. NEW DATES TBD.This will give you more time to prepare!] Click here for more information about our Slam Team and Slam Team auditions. To register for the class and/or the Slam Team auditions, use the link below. If you intend to participate in both the class and the audition, please complete two forms, indicating your participation in each program.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register. 
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