manhattan-based workshops

5 W. 19th St. Suite 3R – Ring Bell Q

Tea Time

Publishing & Chapbook Development Workshop Led By Paul Tran • Tuesdays, January 24th – March 7th • 4:30pm-5:30pm

Do you need a space to vent, relax, or work on some art? Join us for Tea Time with Urban Word NYC’s Poet-in-Residence, Paul Tran. During this hourlong workshop, participants are invited to share space, build community, and/ or work on art. Come learn how to develop your chapbooks and get published, or come play Connect Four and talk about whatever is on your mind.


Slam School

Poetry Slam Workshop Led By Ashley August • Wednesdays, January 25th – March 8th • 4:30pm-6:30pm

We’ve all had that moment! When you reveal to someone that you’re a performance artist (rapper, poet, singer, actor, etc.) and their first response is, “Lemme hear somthin’.” Now you are presented with one of two options: ignore their request and instead inform them that your art comes with a price or………. LET THEM HEAR SOMETHIN’. This workshop is birthed out of a desire to prepare you should you choose the latter! While attending this performance workshop you will be pushed to “turn it on” no matter the environment. Whether on a stage, in a classroom, in a busy train cart, “Lemme Hear Somethin” will equip you with the tools you’ll need to be authentic and true every time you open yourself up to share your art.


Poetry, Protest & Poster Making

Poetry & Visual Art Workshop Led By Jess X. Snow
• Thursdays, February 2nd- March 9th 4:30-6:30pm

Are you interested in creating art that can be used for social movements? Do you want to talk about movement making and art making? Do art and activism intersect for you? Do you love multiple artistic mediums? This workshop is for you? Led by Jess X. Snow, participants will write political poems, and they will create posters from their work. Along the way, they will read and discuss poems, political texts, posters, and more. 


creatively college bound (CCB)

Erica Fabri • Fridays, September 16th – December 9th 4:30pm-6:30pm

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.

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