A member of Intersection for the Arts
As a recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commissions' Writers' Corp Teaching Artist in Residence Grant, I will partner with the Columbia Park Clubhouse to create a year-long residency for teens interested in pursuing spoken word poetry. The aim of S.P.E.A.K. is to expose and connect young people to the ways of being that spoken word poetry allows. Students will find their voices and creativity, unlock their hidden talents, enhance critical thinking skills, make connections between their ideas, values and experiences to the greater world around them, deepen community ties and cultural understanding, and enjoy a non-academic learning process in a dynamic and fun way.