SLAM CAMP 2015-Recovered

June 8-25th (Monday-Thursday; 8:30am-4:30pm)
LSU– Audubon Hall Rooms #101 & #102
Applications available HERE

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Meet Victory. Rising senior at Baton Rouge High and brilliant youth poet. We met her last summer at our Slam Camp where she was a relatively closed in, shy writer. A year later she’s one of the most outgoing, funny and utterly dynamic youth spoken word poets.
She may be Victory, but we feel like the winners having youth like her around. Help us keep the doors open for young folks like her.

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Meet Amber, a two-time member of the Forward Arts All Star Slam Team, WordCrew and 2015 McKinley High ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Championship team. She is one of the leaders of the youth spoken word movement and a shining example of the power finding your voice through a supportive community.

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Meet MarQuaan. Class of 2015 graduate at Broadmoor High and incoming freshman at University of Wisconsin-Madison. MarQuaan will be attending school on a spoken word/performance scholarship through University of Wisconsin’s “First Wave” program, the only one of its kind in the nation. His persistence to his craft and will to overcome many of the struggles his writing speaks about, has afforded him the opportunity to pursue his passion at this esteemed institution

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Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. We provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice we foster personal and social transformation.