Education

Brooklyn Reads

 
Grades 9—12
Schools Only
 
Sep 24, 2018—May 31, 2019
 
 

Through analyzing poetry and creating their own works, students gain confidence and strengthen their literacy and presentation skills.

 
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Created exclusively for Brooklyn high schools, this spoken word program is designed to build students’ literacy through creative writing, poetry analysis, and individual performance. Teaching artists for the program, professionals in the world of spoken word, mentor participants in completing a final in-school presentation of their original work.

Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis. No applications accepted after Nov 1.

Brooklyn Reads Special Needs
This spoken word program is designed especially for Brooklyn high school students with special needs to help build students’ literacy through creative writing, poetry analysis, and individual performance. Teaching artists for the program—professionals in the world of spoken word with experience teaching diverse populations—mentor the participants toward a final in-school presentation of their original work. Apply for Special Needs Brooklyn Reads Residency.


Presenting Sponsor:
Major Sponsor:

Leadership support for Brooklyn Reads provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation.

 

Extended 14-week residencies available for special needs classes.

Contact 718.724.8067 for pricing and more information.

 
 
Aaliyah Weeks, Poetry contest 2017
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Brooklyn Reads Student Poetry 2019
 
Brooklyn Reads Student Poetry 2019
 

The winner will perform live at Word. Sound. Power. 2018. Some poems may contain strong language, viewer discretion is advised. Voting is restricted to one vote per day, per email address. Voting ends February 19 and the winner will be selected February 28. Click here to vote.

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