Even More To Do!

Wordfest: Citywide High School Jam

Passionate poets and rappers from New Haven high schools meet throughout the Spring - writing, workshopping and performing with The Word’s teaching artists and special guests. This culminating event gathers The Word’s high school poets for a jam followed by an open mic. This performance includes original poetry influenced by the NEA Big Read book The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Thu, June 13, 2019, 7:00pm  Details
2 hrs

“I Am” Slam Poetry Competition

In this invitational slam poetry competition, many of 2019’s best slam poets from around the northeast gather to compete for a $1000 cash prize. Inspired by the NEA Big Read book The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri, this slam features spoken word artists responding to the questions “Who am I?” and “Who are we?”

Sun, June 16, 2019, 2:00pm  Details
2 hrs