Culture Connect Featured Event
THIS FRIDAY at WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, April 25, the THE WORD Youth Poetry Jam will expand for the first time as
a showcase for high school poets, in partnership with The Future Project of New Haven.
Coordinated by Wilbur Cross senior Alec Rice and Wilbur Cross Future Project director
Frank Brady, the April 25 event will feature the original poetry and performances of New
Haven public high school students and music by DJ Alkatrax. The event will take place at
6:00 p.m. at Wilbur Cross High School Auditorium, with doors opening at 5:30, and costs
$5 for adults and $3 for students. More information on and photographs of this event
will be available at https://www.facebook.com/events/230863210447673/.
The Institute Library launched The Word in January 2013 to enhance poetry education in
New Haven public school classrooms. Directed by award-winning hip-hop poet,
playwright, and educator Aaron Jafferis, the program is intended to help close
Connecticut's achievement gap in education and energize our city's youth through the
power of poetic expression. Building on the experiences of its teaching artists and origins
of its host institution, the Institute Library, The Word has helped students learn to read,
critique, write, and perform poetry in a variety of traditional and nontraditional forms,
from Japanese haiku and Nerudean odes to intricate hip-hop poems. The Word is
sponsored with grants from Seedlings Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, and
To learn more about the Institute Library, please visit www.institutelibrary.org or
www.facebook.com/TheInstituteLibrary. To learn more about The Future Project, please
visit www.thefutureproject.org or www.facebook.com/TheFutureProjectNewHaven.
- Wilbur Cross
- New light
- New Haven Academy
- Highschool In the Community
- Common Ground
- Hyde Leadership
- New Horizons
- Riverside Academy
- Amistad High School
ITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!
Tickets: $5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for youth/teens.
WHOOSE COMING OUT TO SUPPORT THESE YOUTH???
SPREAD THE WORD!!!