In collaboration with The Watering Hole Poetry Organization, I will be hosting poetry workshops for teenagers entitled Poetry Battle Royale. These workshops will combine poetry, debate, and public speaking and will occur over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. Poets will have a culminating debate/performance at the Soda City Poetry Festival in June 2024.
The workshops are made possible through Richland Library, The Watering Hole Poetry Organization, One Columbia, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellowship.
Visit the link to register: https://bit.ly/45LfFsy
When will the workshops be?
Fall 2023 Semester dates are:
November 4, 2023
November 11, 2023
December 2, 2023
December 9, 2023
Spring 2024 dates will be released in December.
All workshops will be from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
*Poets do not have to attend all of the sessions to continue to participate.
Where will the workshops happen?
Richland Library SANDHILLS, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
Who can participate in the workshops?
High school students in any Midlands area high school. Preference will be given to students in RSD1 & RSD2.
What will happen at the workshops?
Poets will be reading/viewing, writing, and performing slam poetry. Some videos and texts will be vetted by the teaching staff of the program. Debate lessons were developed by Ethos Debate and the poetry lessons are developed by me and the teaching staff. We will have guest speakers and experts in slam and performance to help guide the poets throughout the process.
Have additional questions not listed here? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.