Apr. 22nd – Jun. 10th 2013
Free afterschool writing workshops from highly talented youth mentors for the winter. Building youth voices and giving them creative devices for writing and performance. The perfect place to create, edit and polish poetry to enter this years’ 15th Annual Grand Poetry Slam.
July 13th 2013
7th Annual Urban Word NYC Regional Teen Poetry Slam
Come support the top teen poets from across the Northeast region compete in celebration and fellowship of the word. The performing poets have won their local slams and are now preparing for the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in San Francisco this summer. Invited cities include teams from Philadelphia, Providence, Worcester, Boston, Lowell, Newark, Washington D.C., Connecticut and your hometown favorites from Urban Word NYC. Show some love before they go take Chicago by storm..
September 27-29, 2013
Preemptive Education Conference 2013
The Preemptive Education Conference finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. Now in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Hip Hop Education Center, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education and El Puente, this meeting aims to examine critical issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them.