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.  

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Teen Fall slam

Junior Slam Winners

1st place:  Ava Sweitzer, St. Francis
2nd place:  Kiki Wortham, Cornerstone 
3rd place:  Aniyah Patterson, St. Francis

Senior Slam Winners

1st place:  Orion Van Wagner Heights HS
2nd place:  Joshua Dominquez - Morin Heights HS
3rd place:  Jenna Baird Briarwood

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