Project VOICE uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire. Through award-winning performances and innovative workshops, Project VOICE is dedicated to promoting empowerment, improving literacy, and encouraging empathy and creative collaboration in classrooms and communities around the world. Project VOICE has a lasting impact; students come away from a Project VOICE visit with a higher motivation to create, a belief in their own voice, and a desire to share and listen to each other’s stories.
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What we Offer
When you bring Project VOICE to your institution, you’ll be visited by members of our team of award-winning poet teachers. Our five Project VOICE educators are some of the most celebrated performers and teachers in the field, each specially trained to deliver a knock-out program at your school. To learn more about our Project VOICE team, check out our full bios! Once you let us know what program you are looking for and what dates you have available, we will let you know which poets will be available visit your school.
The cornerstone of a Project VOICE visit is a live performance of award-winning poetry. Armed with only a microphone, Project VOICE poets are champions of vulnerability, cheerleaders for the unexpected, and ruthless flashlights for all your heart’s nooks and crannies. Both accessible and innovative, a Project VOICE performance not only entertains, but also inspires and encourages students to create their own work. For audiences who are new to the medium, this performance is the perfect introduction to the magic of spoken word poetry. For long-time spoken word fans, this show also promises to surprise and reinvigorate a love of the art.
After performing, Project VOICE poets move into intimate hands-on workshops where students build the skills and confidence to create and perform their own work. All of our poets are experienced and celebrated educators and mentors whose varied teaching methods include original exercises, multi-media, and creative collaboration. Project VOICE is dedicated to creating a supportive and safe environment where participants can experiment, practice, and polish their work, while focusing on several Standards of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Workshops are tailored to your student’s needs – whether beginners, experts, or somewhere in between. Project VOICE workshops encourage people to engage with the world around them and use spoken word poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their community, their society, and ultimately themselves.
Professional Development Workshops
Project VOICE is responsible for bringing spoken word poetry into hundreds of classrooms around the world. Our time-tested teaching techniques creatively approach spoken word poetry as a tool for literacy, empowerment, engagement, education, and community-building that can be used in classrooms across content areas. If your faculty is interested in learning how this art form can be incorporated into your classrooms and community, now you can have the opportunity to learn straight from the experts.