Summer brings fun outside and a break from school! Give young ones a way to keep minds engaged with our Slam Camp. At Slam Camp, youth ages 12-18 find that poems read aloud become spoken word poem. To be a truly great slam poem, it needs to be odd, different, unique—much like the students and poets. This incarnation of poetry slam features a competition of words where poets slam their papers to the ground as they breathe life into poems through performance, voice and nuance. Through interactive exercises, writing prompts and modeling, students get a firsthand look at how to create astonishing performance poems, then travel via DART rail to perform at pre-selected venues. Words will leap off the page and into the community as we give life to poetry. Memories will be relived in some poems while observers might swoon in others. Students should bring their own lunch to enjoy.
Class meets June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.