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.

Assemblies & Keynotes

Holly's presentations use spoken word poetry to share personal stories in discussions of diversity, mental health, leadership, violence prevention, education, art, advocacy, and more. Holly inspires audiences to find strength in struggle, share their stories, and make positive changes in their own lives and a positive impact in the lives of others.

Out & Loud

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.

Special Projects & Commissions

Have a special event needing an 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.

InkWell Words & Wellness Toolkit

Interested in sharing spoken word at your school? Download this free resource! The Words & Wellness toolkit has video suggestions, writing prompts, performance tips, community-building ideas, wellness strategies, and lesson plans for teachers!

The Art of Business

Spoken word is not just about writing poems; it's about drawing in audiences, speaking with authenticity and passion, and connecting with others. Whether team-building, brand-creating, or just trying to find the right words to share what you do and dream, let Holly help.

All programs are flexible to meet the needs of organizers/audience

"I want to let you know what an inspiration you were to my students ... so many of them ventured into the world of poetry and specifically Spoken Word because of your influence and encouragement. I had them write a reflection on the course and your visit was definitely a highlight. Thanks again for all you do!"
- Ms. Collins, Teacher