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Art Tue Jun 22 2010

Youth Spoken Word Camp Opens Registration

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This summer, Kevin Coval, one of Chicago's premier spoken word poets and co-founder of the youth poetry festival Louder Than a Bomb, will lead a camp dedicated to up-and-coming poets. The camp, called Check the Method, is open to writers ages 15-21 interested in honing their writing and performance skills. Check the Method will have two week-long sessions, one to be held at the Art Institute's Modern Wing from July 12-16 and the second at the Southside Community Arts Center from July 26-30.

Both sessions run from 10am to 3pm. Guest faculty will include Roger Bonair-Agard, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Krista Franklin, and Robbie Q. Telfer. The camp will conclude with a performance by its participants on July 30.

To join the camp experience, click here to fill out a registration form, submit three poems, and pay a registration fee. Scholarships are available, so don't be intimidated by the price!

 

LaShawn Williams / June 23, 2010 9:57 AM

Awesome! I just passed this along to the publicist of a spoken word artist I know so they could check this out--maybe sponsor a kid. Gotta keep this POSITIVE thing happenin' for our youth!

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