Education | Virtual Programs | Grades 9—12

Word. Sound. Power: Poetry and Identity

 
Grades 9—12
 
Sep 22, 2019—May 23, 2020
 
 

Explore spoken word, hip-hop, and classic literary forms in this poetry workshop

 
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Flaco Navaja, Jennifer Cendaña Armas

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ELA (poetry), Public Speaking (rhetoric), Theater

Students embrace the power of the spoken word in this dynamic poetry workshop, drawing inspiration from professional artists to create and share original works.

In this program, students:

  1. ・Watch a performance by spoken word artists Flaco Navaja and Jennifer Cendaña Armas, recorded in high-definition from BAM's production of Poetry 2016: Past is Present.
  2. ・Write original poetry, on their own and in collaboration with a fellow student, in a creative workshop led by a BAM teaching artist, streamed live in the classroom
  3. ・Learn new literary devices, research the history of hip-hop, and analyze poetry through pre- and post-show activities provided in an online study guide

This virtual workshop runs 55 minutes, including performance excerpts. Fee: $200.


Leadership support for virtual programming provided by the Altman Foundation.

 

Major support for literacy programs provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
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