ExpiredIntroduction to Slam Poetry

  • Introduction to Slam Poetry
    April 16, 2016
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What’s the deal?

Get an introduction to slam in 120 minutes. Get the slam poetry spiel (history, rules, logistics of slam). Watch different styles and topics of slam. Write your own slam poem. Participate in a friendly mock slam.

 What to bring

♦ Notepad/Pen  ♦  Creative Brain  ♦  Love for art  ♦  A little bit of swag and grace

What you’ll get

♦  mad skillz

Photocred_Jen ReelMeet Our Expert: Ebony

Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist and slam poet who has been active in the central Texas slam poetry scene and theater community for over a decade. She has coached participants in the Austin Neo-Soul Poetry Slam, finished first and fifth, respectively, at the National Poetry Slam and the They Speak Youth Slam, and finished eighth in the world at the Brave New Voices competition. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, she has shared the stage with many artists including the late poet Amiri Baraka. Her work has been published in the Texas Observer, For Harriet, and The Agenda. She is the author of the poetry collections The Queen’s Glory & The Pussy’s Box, and Love Letters To Balled Fists. In 2015, she debuted her one-woman show, Hunger, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama. A former Sexual Health Educator with resting bitch face sometimes known as the “Gully Princess,” she writes because she has to and eats cupcakes for fun.




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