Current Events


Stay tuned for more details about our new virtual monthly events starting in December!

Previous Events

Partial funding for these events was provided by:

- a grant from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council;

- a grant from Arizona Humanities funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; and

- a grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reaching Through The Screen 2021: Virtual Poetry Festival (RTTS)
was our first ever virtual poetry festival, and it was an international success!
We had poets of all ages from around the United States and from around world come together
to celebrate the power of poetry!

There was a YOUTH poetry competition on June 10, 2021, and an 18+ poetry competition on June 11, 2021, with a total of $350 in cash prizes given away to the top three poets in each competition!

Congrats to all who participated and to our winners!

Friday, April 9th

Flowers in Bloom

Social Experience

What a wonderful time we had!

From California, to Arizona, to Mississippi, to Maryland, to Florida, we had people from all over the United States come together to play games, meet new people, write some poetry, and have a ton of fun! 

Join us next month on May 7th for the next one!

Saturday, April 10th

SPEAK POET SATURDAY

Special Edition

Speak Poet Saturday is our monthly interview with AWESOME ARTISTS! This month, for National Poetry Month, we had our first ever panel discussion, welcoming the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Arizona State Poetry Slam Champions to talk about writing during a pandemic and more.

Thursday, April 22nd

Earth Day Writing Workshop
& open mic

with Suzanne Sosnowski

Get in touch with Mother Nature and connect with yourself, others, and this wonderful home we call EARTH during this 45-minute writing workshop!

Then, join us for the Open Mic! For all ages. Share your poems, songs, jokes, and other talents. Performances related to EARTH and earthly things are welcomed and encouraged.

Saturday, May 1st

Speak Poet Saturday

Youth Leadership Committee Special Edition

Speak Poet Saturday is our monthly interview with AWESOME ARTISTS!

This month, for we are celebrating YOUTH Leading YOUTH, with our second panel discussion featuring members from the Youth Leadership Committee.

Tuesday, May 4th

6:00pm -7:30pm MST

Poetry Workshop

with Tristan Marshell and Stacy Renee Eden

Want to work with and learn from the best?

Join two Poetry Slam Champions and write a new poem, improve an existing one, or learn how to make your poem come alive through your performance.

Friday, May 7th

6:00pm -7:30pm MST

FOOD AND FAMILY
- Special Mother's Day CRAFTING workshop

Come make something special for the mommas in your life at this fun, interactive, crafting workshop centered around two of the greatest things – Food & Family!

AND… If you are a momma, come make something special for yourself – with some self-care special crafting.

ALL are welcome. ALL ages.

Tuesday, May 18th

6:00pm – 7:30pm MST

perfecting your performance Workshop

with Jordan Bubin AKA  Naughty A. Mouse

Join this Poetry Slam Champion to write a new poem, improve an existing one, or learn how to make your poem come alive through your performance.

Thursday, May 21 

6:00pm – 7:30pm MST

Preparing to compete

with Jordan Bubin AKA  Naughty A. Mouse

Join this educator and artist as she provides 1-on-1 coaching to anyone planning to compete in our upcoming youth and 18+ poetry competitions. Sign up for your 30-45 min. session.

Youth:  June 10, 2021

18*:  June 11, 2021

Poetry Competitions

with poets from around the world

OUR PROGRAMS WILL EMPOWER YOU TO:

Build your confidence and performance skills.

Further develop your emotional intelligence and empathy.

Grow your creativity and communication skills.

Learn how to write from professional poet mentors.

Make friends and join a community of passionate young artists.

Be your best self!

Want to join a future youth program? Click the button below!

YOUR
VOICE
MATTERS

A 12-WEEK ONLINE SPOKEN WORD POETRY PROGRAM





WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US:

“I loved the enthusiasm Suzanne brought to our class and the interesting way we got to express common issues.”

“I enjoyed the freedom to write about what I am most passionate about without feeling judged.”

“Getting to grow as a person with my peers was awesome while also discovering a whole new community and venturing outside my school bubble. Thank you.”

“I enjoyed when the poet shared her poem and when we got to write because it felt good to express myself in a safe way.

This program should be a class elective rather than just a club, so we have it every day!”

 

 

 

 

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