The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is pleased to announce that we will be co-sponsoring a teacher workshop on Slam Poetry with McKendy Fils-Aime at Plymouth State University on January 13th, 2015. Mckendy Fils-Aime is a Haitian-American poet & educator living in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is an instrumental organizer and co-host for his home slam, the long-running and wildly popular Slam Free or Die. A seven-time veteran of the National Poetry Slam and perennial semi-finalist, as well as a Pushcart nominee, he has been published in Freezeray, Word Riot, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. He is currently working on his debut poetry collection,Prayer in the Cracks.
Slam is one of the most exciting ways to introduce students to poetry. This progressive performance based art deals with a wide array of topics. In this 90 minute workshop, learn which resources are the most efficient for bringing slam poetry to students. Teachers will be provided with text, video, and audio of several school appropriate performance poems suitable for use with students.
Presented in collaboration with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire.