Nov. 14 at 6:30

Poet-Linc featuring Global Writes (Bronx)


Join us for this vibrant battle of words celebrating talented young artists from the five boroughs performing their original poetry to the theme “I have a voice.” For five Wednesdays, the Atrium will be jam-packed with readings by professional guest poets and three rounds of competitions that will be judged by appointed members of the audience and three official judges. All of this will lead to an exhilarating Grand Slam performance at the Target Free Thursday on December 13 to determine the first ever Lincoln Center Poet-Linc Grand Slam Champion.

Global Writes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy, communication and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources. The organization leads or assists in the development and support of projects and programs with local school districts, independent schools, government agencies and other nonprofit groups. In their programs and projects, they work to create opportunities for students to develop as creative writers, and to share their original pieces in workshops and through performance. They promote the use of a variety of digital technologies, including videoconferencing and web collaboration tools to provide venues for sharing and performing that bridge the boundaries of school, community, region, and even nation.