URBAN WORD NYC Spoken Spring Workshops

The Spoken Spring Workshops are aimed at all levels of writers, poets, emcees and performers who want to sharpen their craft, and take their talent to the next level. We recommend that you enroll in as many workshops as possible, as they will compliment each other, but you may also take just one of the workshops that suits your specific needs. These workshops are free to teens and provide a safe, supportive and uncensored environment. To register email signup@urbanwordnyc.org or call 212-352-3495.
Mondays 4:30 – 6:30, March 12 – May 21
In this workshop, teens and Urban Word NYC mentors will write together as peers in an uncensored, safe, student-centered environment. This workshop will be lead by award-winning poet Willie Perdomo, author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime and Smoking Lovely, which won the 2004 PEN American Beyond Margins Award.
Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30, March 13 – May 22
This workshop infuses critical artistic skills – turntabling, close reading, lyric analysis, collage building and creative writing – as the doorway to discovering women’s contributions to these mediums and our world. Acclaimed female DJ and poet, DJ Reborn facilitates this workshop for teen women.
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30, March 14 – May 23
Reels and Rhymes is a new Urban Word NYC workshop which blends film screenings, creative writing and open mics to initiate awareness and dialogue about social issues affecting today’s youth. This workshop is lead by critically acclaimed documentarian Lisa Russell, as well as youth mentors Enmanuel Candelario and Frank Lopez.
Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30, March 15 – May 24
New Skool Journalists will hit the streets to uncover stories of today’s generation of youth – when they see something, they say something. Stories will be published in the award winning Brooklyn Rail newspaper.
All workshops happen @ URBAN WORD NYC “Writer’s Block”
242 W. 27th St. Suite 3B (buzzer 14, 3rd Floor) btw 7th & 8th Ave
New York, NY