Creative Writing through Hip Hop Poetry

Stacy Smith [ view artist bio ]

Creative Writing through Hip Hop Poetry


Learn to become a hip hop poet with Stacy "Reach" Smith, winner of the National Next Up contest sponsored by Toyota Scion.  Reach will introduce students to the pioneers of rap & hip hop and explore the social conditions in which the art form has evolved.  As students complete the writing and performance exercises, they will develop a fundamental knowledge of theatre arts, public speaking, and creative writing, combined into a fun and interactive display of hip-hop filled def-poetry. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.orgg.


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Creative Writing through Hip Hop -Reach

Requirements: Paper pad and pen for each student. White board and markers. Teachers must be present at all times during workshop.

Standards: 1.7 1.7 Knows how a culture's rules reflect its values and beliefs.1.10 1.10 Understands that family, gender, ethnicity, nationality, institutional affiliations, socioeconomic status, and other group and cultural influences contribute to the shaping of a person's identity.6.3 6.3 Demonstrates proficiency in speaking and writing Standard English.6.7 6.7 Uses descriptive language that clarifies and enhances ideas.6.10 6.10 Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing.6.11 & 14.3

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