AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE
YOUTH LITERARY ARTS MOVEMENT
IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1999
Nkosi Nkululeko, 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate
Saturday, April 16 / 6pm / Apollo Theater
18th Annual Urban Word NYC
Teen Poetry Slam
UPCOMING FEATURED EVENT
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Our new monthly series designed for mentors, educators and community activists.
2016 PREEMPTIVE EDUCATION
CONFERENCE SERIES

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OUR MISSION
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth
by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development
and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college
preparation and performance opportunities.

UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Day 1
02 Feb 2016
Day 2
03 Feb 2016
Day 3
25 Feb 2016

Breakbeat Reporting

Clark Kent, Peter Parker, and You. What do they all have in common? Journalism. Learn how storytelling is not only a highly needed skill, but also your own personal superpower. Can't let BuzzFeed have all the fun! 

Part of Urban Word NYC's 2016 Winter Workshop series, this workshop happens every Tuesday starting February 2 through March 8.

Slam School

This workshop will explore the intersections of poetry, performance and oration through the creation various themes, prompts and tips from guest features. Be prepared to raise your voice and bring fire to the stage or the page. Part of Urban Word NYC’s 2016 Winter Workshop series, this workshop takes place every Wednesday starting February 3 through March 9.

Uptown Open Mic

The Uptown Open is a safe space for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their voices. These events are run for by youth, for youth, with DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet. Get there early to get on the list. Hosted by the World Wide Leadership Board.
 

Each year, Urban Word champions the voices of more than25,000New York City teens in the art of spoken word poetry.

THIS VOICE IS ALL I HAVE.
I REALLY AND TRULY BELIEVE
THAT POETRY IS SAVING MY LIFE.
Nia Johnson, Student

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