Write On, Right On, Say Word!

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Write On, Right On, Say Word!

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During this residency, students will learn rhythm, rhyme, and poetry while using figurative language as tools of literary expression in the form of spoken word and Hip Hop lyricism. In addition to increasing literacy and understanding of context, spoken word poetry lends to the performing arts and builds confidence in public speaking.


Typically, residencies range from $2,500 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

"My 4th-period class just watched your video and I have never seen them so engaged while watching a video. About half the class even got up and danced during your introduction rap. There was an enormous round of applause when the song ended. There were a couple of kids who offered to make you a music video."

Maya, The Siena School, Mongomery County