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Youth invited to express their truths in slam poetry camp

Posted 15 Jan 2022

Arkansas PBS to host Say My Piece Poetry Camp March 22-25 for ages 11-16

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS invites youth ages 11-16 to apply for Say My Piece, a week-long slam poetry camp to be held March 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day. Applications are being accepted at through Tuesday, March 8.


This poetry immersion camp will offer aspiring poets a safe, positive outlet for voicing their truths. Say My Piece is free and open to two youth age groups, ages 11-13 and 14-16, and will be held at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. Students will perform their spoken word pieces on March 25, and awards will be given to first, second and third place winners.


2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo will lead the camp with LeRon McAdoo, the “Hip-hoptimist,” who together co-sponsor the Writeous, a youth artist collective. Representatives from the Writeous poets will also serve as “slambassadors,” modeling poetry and spoken-word techniques and tips.


The camp will culminate with an outreach event at the Pine Bluff Public Library Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided.


COVID-19 Safety measures will be in place for all participants. Any changes to the live event due to COVID-19 will be shared to all registered participants.


Additional information is available at, or by contacting Karen Walker at or 501-682-4152.


This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.


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