Creative Writing through Hip Hop Poetry

Stacy Smith

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


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

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher 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.

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