Engaging, emotional, and empowering, spoken word and poetry slams are becoming increasingly popular, particularly among youth. Holly's spoken word workshops energize rooms by introducing this exciting art form through live performance, and inspiring participants to write and share work of their own. Available for schools and community organizations/groups. Ages 10+
Holly's Speak Your Truth presentations use spoken word poetry to share personal stories in discussions of diversity, mental health, bullying and violence prevention, art, and advocacy. Holly inspires and empowers audiences to find strength in struggle, find their voices, and to make positive changes in their own lives and a positive impact in the lives of others. Ages 13+
Note: All programs are flexible to meet the needs of organizers/audience
In a casual discussion group ideal for GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)/LGBTQ/Diversity clubs, Holly shares her 'coming out' story and explores how art (specifically poetry) can be a powerful tool for self-exploration and confidence-building, sharing narratives and inspiring others, and advocating and acting to create change.
Have a special event needing a custom written poem and original performance? Want to inquire about having an Artist in Residence at your school or organization? Have an idea for a project or program not listed? Simply connect with Holly to discuss.
Interested in starting a spoken word club at your school? Download this FREE resource! Created collaboratively with MindYourMind, this Words & Wellness toolkit has video suggestions, writing prompts, performance tips, community-building ideas, wellness strategies, and even lesson plans for teachers!
Spoken word is not just about writing poems; it's about drawing in audiences, speaking with authenticity and passion, sharing your story, revealing vulnerabilities as well as strengths, and connecting with others. Whether team-building, brand-creating, or just trying to find the right words to share what you do and dream with others, let Holly help.