"Spit" for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights. We welcome all styles of poetry, spoken word, hip hop, and manifesto.
To perform you must be 13-19 years old (males and females welcome).
Spread the word and pass along invitation.
Purchase tickets at the door:
Sponsored by: Elmont Online, Highlighting Success Inc., Invest in Elmont, LEAP Women Network, and the African Center for Community Empowerment Girls PRIDE Project
Please note: The kitchen will be open.
Soft Drinks Only Will Be Served
April 1, 2013-The Teen Poetry Slam is inspired by the work of Urban Word NYC. Urban Word NYC uses their writing workshops to build literacy and freedom of expression. After attending a few teen slams, Tammie Williams, Girls (Providing Resources for Improvement Dignity Empowerment) PRIDE Project spoke with Michael Corelli, Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and both agreed to bring the writing workshops to Queens and Long Island. “Some teens have a hard time speaking to adults about what they are going through in life”, says Ms. Williams. “We want teens to be able to put their thoughts down on paper instead of keeping it bottled up inside”. The African Center for Community Empowerment Girls PRIDE ProjectDirector Tammie Williams is proud to bring the inspiring teen poetry slam to Queens and Long Island. –Tammie Williams, Girls PRIDE Project Director.
Part of Women L.E.A.P's (Leading, Empowering and Advocating for Progressive Change in our communities) mission is to create a safe and uncensored forum for women of all ages to unlock the power behind their voice. Providing our women and our youth with the opportunity to unleash the creative expression and talent locked within is the driving force behind co-sponsoring a Poetry Slam here on Long Island and especially in Elmont. We are bringing urban NYC to the suburbs! Come and join us for a night of literary explosion! - Monique Hardial Swaby, Founder and Executive Director of Women L.E.A.P. Inc.
Highlighting Success, Inc. is best known locally for its co-sponsorship of the Elmont Online – Highlighting Success, Inc. Black History Month Celebration. “The “Teen Poetry Slam” continues the organization’s mission of documenting and telling our story …” said Aubrey Phillips, Executive Director of the Highlighting Success, Inc. “Collaborating with organizations like Women L.E.A.P. Inc, Girls PRIDE and Invest in Elmont bring community together around common interests like investment, African History and the arts.”