In preparation for the 2015 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series, TruArtSpeaks is offering free community based workshops facilitated by Spoken Word artist, Guante. Held in different venues throughout the Twin Cities, these workshops provide youth an opportunity to get direct feedback on existing material from a two time National Poetry Slam Champion. Attend […]
Recently, it came to our attention that Button Poetry, a local organization with a large national presence, was moving ahead with an “educational initiative” aimed at engaging teens in the Twin Cities through a series of poetry slams. To be clear, our critique is not aimed at the intention—spoken word is a powerful tool for […]
TruArtSpeaks is devoted to creating safe spaces in which youth can engage in courageous and healing conversations while finding, developing and exercising the power of their voice amongst their peers … ...