Education & Community Engagement

 

RESIDENCIES TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGE IN CONFIDENCE, LITERACY AND WRITING SKILLS
AND COMPETITIONS TO PROVIDE A STAGE FOR YOUNG POETS

SLAM POets @ Alley Theatre

Contact

Esme L. Wu
School Programs Manager
713.315.5425
 
 

Program Overview

Everyone has a story to tell. When shared, these stories deepen mutual understanding and spark community dialogue. Slam Poets @ Alley Theatre's mission is to teach students vital skills necessary to cultivating and nurturing their own dynamic voices. This program will instill  students with the courage to articulate and defend their most personal ideas and experiences in a public forum. Slam Poets is a 5- to 16-day in-school residency. Days can be booked consecutively or spread out over multiple weeks. This program can serve one classroom or a whole grade level. All schools will be invited to participate in the official fall and spring Poetry Slams on the Alley Theatre's stages. 

Fall teen slam

Participating in Slam Poets @ Alley Theatre creates poised, proud, quick-thinking and creative young adults. Students draw from their personal wealth of knowledge and experience to write and share their unique stories and emotions through performance in a welcoming community atmosphere.  Students from participating Partner Schools compete in the Fall Teen Slam where the top three winners compete in the Space City Slam. 

Middle School - 6:00PM

High School - 7:30PM

To attend both events, please make separate reservations below. 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Teen spring slam

Junior Slam Winners

1st place:  Nic Rhew Cornerstone
2nd place:  Emily Camden Cornerstone
3rd place:  Asher Rigo Cornerstone

Senior Slam Winners

1st place:  Elizabeth Johns-Krull HSPVA
2nd place:  Noelle Riall Heights
3rd place:  C.J. Moorer Pasadena Memorial
4th Place:  Ellis Wilkins-Haverkamp HSPVA
5th Place:  Alinah Weathersby Pasadena Memorial

 

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Featured Program

SLam Poets @ Alley theatre

fall teen slam - Middle School

 

FRIDAY, November 9 @ 6:00pm

Free and open to the public

please be sure to make separate reservations to attend both slams.

Event Image

Featured Program

SLam Poets @ Alley theatre

fall teen slam - High school SLAM

FRIDAY, November 9 @ 7:30pm

Free and open to the public

please be sure to make separate reservations to attned both slams. 

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