Poetry Battle Royale
Unlock Your Inner Poet-Warrior
The Watering Hole’s Poetry Battle Royale Engages High School Students in Epic Creative Showdown
[Columbia, S.C. October 6, 2023] — Calling all high school students in the Columbia area! Get ready for an electrifying clash of words and ideas as The Watering Hole, in an exciting partnership with Columbia’s Poet Laureate, Jennifer Bartell Boykin, unveils its latest program: Poetry Battle Royale!
Are you tired of the same old classroom routine and yearning for a chance to make your voice heard on important issues? Look no further. Poetry Battle Royale is not your average after-school program—it’s an exhilarating journey into the world of poetry, performance, and debate that promises to unleash your inner wordsmith-warrior.
Poetry Battle Royale is all about empowering you, the high school students of Columbia, to speak up and make a difference. Led by the talented Jennifer Bartell Boykin, Columbia’s very own Poet Laureate, this program will equip you with the skills to write and speak thoughtfully about the critical issues that matter most.
But this isn’t your typical English class. While high school may provide the training wheels for crafting a 5-paragraph essay, Poetry Battle Royale takes it to the next level. We’re talking about merging the electrifying worlds of debate and creative writing, giving you the power to run thought experiments, develop unique perspectives, and share them in a way that will make others sit up and take notice.
Key Highlights of Poetry Battle Royale
High-Caliber Workshops: Our series of workshops are not only free but also designed to challenge your creativity and expand your horizons. You’ll be learning from the best in the business, including Columbia’s very own Poet Laureate, Jennifer Bartell Boykin.
Build Strong, Creative Thinkers: We’re not just teaching poetry; we’re nurturing strong, creative thinkers who will be ready to tackle real-world issues head-on. It’s more than just words; it’s about making an impact.
Public Performances: Showcase your poetic prowess! Poetry Battle Royale culminates in thrilling public performances where you get to share your powerful words with the world. It’s your chance to shine and make your voice heard.
So, whether you’re a budding poet, a fierce debater, or simply someone looking to make a statement that matters, Poetry Battle Royale is your platform to express yourself, ignite change, and have a whole lot of fun doing it.
Don’t miss out on this epic creative showdown! Join us as we embark on a journey to craft poetry that not only makes sense but is also profoundly poetic. Be part of a community of dynamic, engaged youth who are ready to make their mark on the world.