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“Say My Piece” Slam Poetry Camp

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AETN invites students from ages 11 to 14 to join us for “Say My Piece” – an exciting slam poetry camp! During this two-day, intensive workshop, young poets will find a safe, positive outlet for voicing tension and conflict.

Through interactive exercises and engaging writing prompts, participants will learn how to creatively portray their thoughts and emotions and look at experiences from more than one point of view.

Local educators and teen poets will serve as “slambassadors,” guiding the budding slammers through every phase of the writing process from pre-writing and drafting, revising and polishing, and then to rehearsing the final poem recitation.

Friday night, from 6:30-8, students will perform their poems for friends and family as well as judges in a lively, café-style slam event in the AETN studio, featuring Emcee LeRon McAdoo.

To be the slam poet who makes the audience swoon, the poet must wrestle with human struggles and speak from the heart with the power of voice!

Poet and AETN educator Stacy Pendergrast will lead the workshop, relying on her three decades of teaching experience to make this slam event one to remember. She believes that poetry helps to nurture youth to speak their truths, and looks forward to meeting your rising poets!

The program is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested youth should sign up here by July 29 for one of the 20 available slots.

For more information contact Karen Walker, AETN Education Manager, at

Join us:

Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A poetry slam performance for friends and family members will follow Friday, Aug. 2, starting at 6:30 p.m.

AETN Headquarters
350 S. Donaghey, Conway