5 West 19th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Got Bars? Writing, Production, and Studio Recording

led by Chris Belmont

(Mondays, September 23rd – November 15th @ 4:30-6:30pm)

Come step your pen and melody game up! Here, you will explore techniques from some of your favorite artists, discover new styles of writing, and witness/join in the occasional post-class cypher. All participants will have to opportunity to record your creation in the Urban Word NYC Studio throughout the course of the series. Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Spoken Word, all genres welcome!

Poetry & Creative Writing Workshop

led by Sergio Jimenez

(Thursdays, September 26th – November 15th @ 4:30-6:30pm)

Can words paint pictures? Definitely! Combining visual art with poetry through identity and social issues, participants will be creating a variety of visual and writing pieces. From ekphrastic poems (poems inspired by other forms of art) to concrete poetry (experimenting with how words are presented on a paper), each participant will leave with poster size creations of their work.



Erica Fabri • Fridays, September 27th - November 15th

This program is geared towards high school juniors & seniors who want their creative critical voice to soar over the tedium of the college application process. Using spoken word and hip-hop as inspiration, we will write high-quality college application essays and explore numerous scholarship opportunities. This workshop will put you on track to get into college, and earn scholarships.