Verbal Blend

Verbal Blend from Syracuse University


Syracuse University’s premier spoken-word program Verbal Blend is designed to enhance students’ confidence in writing and performing original poems. The program is comprised of a seven-week writer’s workshop series, performances, and peer reviews. Participants have showcased their work at public venues such as themed open mic nights; Light Work’s 2009 night artist reading and reception with Admas Habteslasie; Spoken Word Poetry Institute; From the Page, to the Stage; a day workshop with poet Quraysh Ali Lansana; Syracuse University’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; TAKE THE MIC POETRY SLAMS; Ayo Technology Skype Open Mic; Unplugged Poets Series; Poetry for the People Scholar Series; and special readings with author Tracy Sugarman, Willie Perdomo, Tara Betts, Lemon Anderson, Shihan Van Clief, Beau Sia, Joshua Bennett, Toni Blackman, Kelly Tsai, and legendary poet Nikki Giovanni.

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Contact Cedric T. Bolton or call 315.443.0228, if you have any questions.