The Slam Poetry Institute explores the power of both the written and performed word. Students get friendly with the time-honored poetic devices of the ancients, as well as the rip-the-roof-off rhetoric of rap.
Students will create original poems and spoken word pieces in several different styles; and learn the basics of effective communication through voice and body language in conveying poems and spoken word. This is an excellent class for slam teams about to enter competition or for any student who wants to write and learn to rock the mic. Come with an open mind, a willing spirit, the ability to laugh, and a pair of good drum sticks (not joking… bring drumsticks).