First Draft

Presented by Urban Word NYC • Hosted by the Youth Leadership Board

First Draft

• Free For Teens & Adults •


Summer 2017

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Urban Word NYC
5 W. 19th St. Buzzer Q, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Free for Teens & Adults



First Draft (#UWFirstDraft) is a free, non-censored, open mic & weekly reading series held at Urban Word NYC Headquarters. It is open to all teen poets, musicians, MCs, Urban Word alumni and mentors. We seek to provide a safe space for artistic expression, experimentation and development across all genres. First Draft is not a workshop nor a staged show. It’s the stepping stone in-between. It is open to artists of all mediums seeking to share their creative energy and unique perspective. All generations of the Urban Word community, past, present and future, are invited to share their voices, ideas and wisdom.