Fifteen Oak Park middle schoolers shared their intimate and humorous perspectives on a range of subjects– school, friends, relationships, rejection, adult authority, political upheaval and gun violence–in a moving night of poetry performances for the culmination of OPEF’s Spoken Word program. Families, teachers, and supporters packed the performance space for the 2nd Annual “Respect the Mic” Poetry Slam […]
Join us on Tuesday, April 25th as Spoken Word club members from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools gather on stage to show off their poetry and writing skills. This stellar lineup of students will compete by performing original individual poems. The evening will also include bonus group piece performances and special guest performers and […]
The residency program for 7th graders and extracurricular club helped the students find their voice
From 6:00-8:30 PM, the Brooks and Julian Spoken Word club members will perform original poems.