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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, our team moves into intimate hands-on workshops where students build the skills and confidence to create and perform their own work. Our experienced and celebrated educators use varied teaching methods including 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.
When you bring Project VOICE to your institution, you will be visited by a member of our team of award-winning poet teachers. Our 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. 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.