Spoken Worlds: Spoken word poetry as a tool for youth development
In recent years we have seen the exponential growth of spoken word poetry in popular culture. Young people in particular have connected with this media and have found a platform to share their opinions, voice and stories. In this workshop we will explore how spoken word can be utilised to achieve positive youth development outcomes which act as a catalyst for young people - beginning a self-motivated journey of reflection and expression.
The participants of this programme will witness spoken word poetry performances, be introduced to a spoken word resource for educators which is free and downloadable, hear from young spoken word poets, take part in games and icebreakers, and be given writing prompts to produce their own spoken word poetry.