Literacy through Spoken Word

Literacy through Spoken Word- delivered in partnership with MAC Education Partner Phonetic Spit, students engage in critical conversations and reflections through poetic narrative and performance workshops, producing and performing their own spoken word poetry at the Young Voices Rise Youth Poetry Festival 

 

With Mesa Arts Center Education Partner, Phonetic Spit, students engage in critical conversations and reflections through writing workshops and spoken word poetry. 

 

BE A SPOKEN WORD PARTNER SCHOOL and receive:
-assembly performances by poets from Phonetic Spit and international artists of the Spoken World series;
-16-week artist-in-residence program that enhances use of writing and creative expression through social, cultural and emotional literacy strands;
-and participation in Young Voices Rise Youth Poetry Festival

 

CLINICS
Malcolm Jamal Warner | Poetry/Music
The Moth | Poetry/Storytelling
Spoken World Artists | Poetry/Performance Art/Writing
Phonetic Spit |Multidisciplinary Hip Hop Theater

 

YOUNG VOICES RISE YOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL

This culminating two-day festival provides a platform for Phonetic Spit artist-in-residence school students to engage with professional artists in facilitated workshops of Unity Day and perform in front of a live audience for the Pre-Slam and Championship.

MESA ARTS CENTER | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Pre-Slam |
APR 7, 2017 | 5-7:30PM (FREE)
Spoken World Series | APR 7, 2017 | 8PM (ticket charge)
Unity Day | APR 8, 2017 | Noon-4PM (OPEN registration for schools/ community groups)
All City Slam Championship  | APR 8, 2017 | 6:30-9PM (FREE)