SAY’s Winter 2021 program, The Spoken Word Project, invites young people who stutter to share their powerful voices by using slam poetry, verse, and other spoken word methods. Over 7 weeks, kids and teens will gain confidence and learn new ways to express their thoughts and feelings and advocate for what they believe in. Working together, they will write and perform pieces that explore themes of hope, stuttering, self-empowerment, anti-racism, and equality.
The Spoken Word Project will conclude with our Final Share, where participants will give voice to their words in a supportive and appreciative online space where, as always, everyone has as much time as they need to speak.
All 2020/2021 Confident Voices programming will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing to protect the health and safety of our amazing SAY community.
We came together in joy to celebrate VIRTUAL POETRY NIGHTS, the grand finale of SAY’s Confident Voices Winter 2021 program, The Spoken Word Project!
SAY staff, Teaching Artists, friends, and family gathered on Zoom to marvel at the glorious poetry that our fabulous participants created with each other over the last 7 weeks. Our first-ever Spoken Word Project has been so very special and we have loved shining a light on so many wonderful poems and incredible artists, including our magnificent young people who stutter! 💫
To all of our Spoken Word Project poets, THANK YOU for sharing your voices and bringing your powerful words to this space. We are inspired by your openness and boldness and so grateful to have experienced your outstanding work. Always know that you are SEEN, you are HEARD, and you are LOVED! ❤
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