Young people invited to express their truths in a slam poetry camp | Newport

Arkansas PBS invites youth ages 11-16 to apply for Say My Piece, a week-long poetry slam camp being held March 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily. Nominations are being accepted at through Tuesday, March 8.

This poetry immersion camp will provide budding poets with a safe and positive outlet to express their truths. Say My Piece is free and open to two age groups of young people, ages 11-13 and 14-16, and will be held at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. Students will perform their spoken word on March 25 and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

Stacey McAdoo, 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, will lead the camp with LeRon McAdoo, the “Hip-hoptimist,” who together co-sponsor Writeous, a collective of young artists. Representatives of Writeous Poets will also serve as ‘slambassadors’, modeling poetry and spoken word techniques and advice.

The camp will conclude with an outreach event at the Pine Bluff Public Library on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

COVID safety measures will be in place for all attendees. Any changes to the live event due to COVID will be shared with all registered attendees.

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