Registration flierEarly Registration for the 2016 ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Festival HERE


Spring 16

The Verse Lab Spoken Word Poetry/Creative Writing Workshop Series for adults resumes February 15th!!
Mondays from 6pm-8pm at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.  To register for the full ten week series go to this link: VERSE LAB SPRING 2016 REGISTRATION 
To download a Verse Lab application go HERE and to apply for a Verse Lab scholarship, download HERE

BR YPL graphic Download Youth Poet Laureate Application HERE


#10WordStoriesBR is a collaborative initiative between Forward Arts, Inc. and The Walls Project designed to curate a community dialogue through words and walls. With “10 Words…” the objective is to get Baton Rouge residents from all over the city to submit ten-word poems that describe their Baton Rouge lived experience, and to take the most compelling of those “stories” and paint the text as murals in various locations. This initiative is a unique opportunity for citizens of Baton Rouge to voice the multitude of backgrounds that weave the Red Stick’s tapestry.

We will be accepting submissions for #10WordStoriesBR from January 4th-February 1st 2016. All residents of Baton Rouge are open to submit their ten-word poems to forwardartsbr@gmail.com. Submissions should be sent with the heading “10 Word Stories BR” and include name and age of the author submitting. The authors of the poems that are chosen to be placed on a mural will be notified via email.

Good luck in telling your story!


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.

Forward Arts Inc. 100 Lafayette St. Suite B227 Baton Rouge, La 70801 (225) 389‑7226 forwardartsbr@gmail.com