Spoken Word Camp

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Spoken Word Camp is an intensive one-week  performance poetry camp for high-school-age youthWhether you have never read a poem out loud in your life or are a reigning slam champ, Spoken Word Camp is a place where you can develop your voice as a writer and performer, get serious feedback from your instructors and peers, and meet amazing performance poets from throughout the northwest.

The first session of Spoken Word Camp took place during spring break 2013 and was facilitated by renowned performance poets Karen Finneyfrock and Anis Mojgani. Students had the opportunity to strut their stuff at a camp showcase and took home a compilation DVD of their stunning performances. This year, Spoken Word Camp will move from spring break to summer break in order to be available to more students.

Dates: July 6–11, 2015

Time: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday evening performance. Lunch and a snack provided.

Tuition: $30 – $350 sliding scale. Scholarships are available for all youth who need them.


Application Process:

Spoken Word Camp students are accepted on the basis of their application and creative works sample, as well as an in-person interview with Hugo House youth programs staff. We are looking for students who are excited to learn about the art of spoken word poetry, who are able to talk about their creative process and challenges, and who are ready to be contributing members of a creative literary environment.

Spoken Word Camp 2015 is open on January 14th, 2015 & will be due April 1st, 2015