Urban Word hosts various workshops that center on poetry, hip-hop, studio recording, college prep, and more for youth ages 13-19. Every season, we change our offerings to bring variety and respond to current themes.
The top 5 winners earn a spot on the Urban Word NYC Slam Team and an all-expenses paid trip to represent New York City at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Festival in San Francisco this July. They also win opportunities to perform in high profile events, including NY Liberty WNBA games, regional slam competitions and more.
Slam Season is here! Register NOW to compete!
This is an uncensored FREE space for teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, musicians, and activists to share their creative work and grow as performers and writers. With special guests and nationally touring artists coming through to share their art and wisdom!
Every Tuesday from 5:00-6:30pm
Grae Wellness Space
89 5th Avenue Between E 16th & E 17th
Suite 802, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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The New York City Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify young writers and leaders committed to creating change through civic engagement and poetic excellence. The NYC Youth Poet Laureate has the opportunity to apply to become the Regional and the National Youth Poet Laureate!