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The Word is a transformative literary arts program for New Haven young people. The Word partners experienced teaching poets, award-winning spoken-word artists, and emcees with creative students, teachers, and administrators across the city to equip youth to become stronger poets and culture creators.
The Adult Slam 2021-2022
The Adult Slam was held in partnership with International Festival of Arts & Ideas. The event was held in New Haven at The State House and seasoned Spoken Word Artists competed for monetary prizes. All who participated in the competition performed original work. The slam consisted of 3 rounds so all students prepared an original 1 minute poem, 2 minute poem and 3 minute poem. The Adult Slam was invitational this year but in future years there will be a sign up for half of the slots and the other half will remain invitational.
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