Summer Institute 2017

Urban Word NYC’s Summer Institute is the perfect place to hone your skills as a writer and performer! This two-week long writing, revision, and performance intensive camp allows students to work with incredible poets who have toured the globe, had their work published, competed and won national poetry slams, and more. In addition to working on their craft, participants will build community with one another and explore what joy and celebration mean in an era fraught with political terror and danger. This camp is perfect for any teenager aged 13-19 who is interested in being a part of a nurturing, creative community here in New York City.
The institute will run from Monday, July 24th – Friday, August 4th from 11am-3pm, with creative field trips/experiences on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3pm-5pm which will be announced closer to the date.





Registration Is Closed

Applications open on March 1st. For more information, email