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

Slam School

led by Royal Marsh

Mondays, January 7th – February 25th @ 4:30-6:30pm

As we gear up to host NYC’s largest teen slam poetry competition in March-April 2019, this workshop series is led by UDub’s Slam Coach, Roya Marsh (accomplished poet and finalist in the National, Individual, and the Women of the World Poetry Slams). Come learn the best techniques and tips for writing, editing, and performance! 

Got Bars? Writing, Production, and Studio Recording

led by Chris Belmont

Thursdays, January 10th – February 28th @ 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!

Save the Date! Grand Slam Finals at the Apollo Theater on Sat, April 6, 2019.

For preliminary and semi-final slam schedule:



Erica Fabri • Every September to December

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.