Urban Mountain Voices: Uncensored Youth Spoken Word and Hip Hop Performance Poetry.
A youth literary arts program at Pocono Community Theater & Cultural Arts Center.
Pocono Community Theater & Cultural Arts Center East Stroudsburg, PA
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Urban Mountain Voices and White Ink Int'l LLC present:
Urban Mountain Voices, White Ink International and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts present:
SlamFest 2013 Saturday, April 27, 8-10pm Pocono Community Theater & Cultural Arts Center 88 South Courtland St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Adults: $10 advance, $15 door Teens/Students: $5 advance, $8 door Seating is general admission
HOSTED BY: Ceeze Liive (not a typo :) ) A long time friend of Urban Mtn. Voices, Ceeze has been featured at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theater, and the Saban Theater in Los Angeles. She has represented Urban Word NYC and the Philly Youth Poetry Movement as a slam team member at the Brave New Voices national youth slam poetry competition. Her solo show "Ma Heels" was featured in the 2010 Hip Hop Theater Festival in NYC. She's been reviewed in the New York Times, Bronx Times and the Daily News. Ceeze also made her debut as an actor in the indy film "Gun Hill Road" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where in 2009 she performed as a poet. Among her many talents she has emerged as a poetic rap artist. Her music is available at seeceezliive.com
Featured Performers: NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ashley August, and Malcom Wicks from the Urban Word NYC Slam team; the Philly Youth Poetry Movement national Slam team along with East Stroudsburg High School teen poets representing Urban Mountain Voices.
SPECIAL GUEST: ADAM FALKNER Nationally acclaimed writer, poet and high school English teacher, Adam Faulkner has appeared on HBO and BET, Michigan and New York Public Radio. His work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Literary Bohemian, The Other Journal, Time Out New York, and decomP Magazine among numerous other publications. He is also the Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to incorporating creative writing and intergroup dialogue into the teaching and training processes. He currently teaches 10th grade Creative Writing at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn.
SlamFest 2013 is sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a sate agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. It is made possible by the Pocono Arts Council through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program. ___________________________________________________________
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