Poet and volunteer team coach, Evan performs at ES Kid Voices at Headquarters Live! in Salisbury, MD

Poet and volunteer team coach, Evan performs at ES Kid Voices at Headquarters Live! in Salisbury, MD

Open Mics & Poetry Workshops

Teens are invited to attend and participate in poetry slams and open mics. In order to compete in any Rize Youth Poetry Slam, poets only need 2 poems: 1 standard poem and 1 lightning round poem in case of a tie. Poems must be original writing by the competing poet. The slams are judged by a mixed panel of volunteer poets, adults and young people. Community poetry workshops are offered for youth and young adults FREE of charge and are lead by volunteer team coaches and community poets. Workshops will focus on writing and performance. Teachers and schools may request our poet coaches to run a poetry workshop in their classes or after after school. 


Community-Based Youth Poetry Team

Fenix Youth Project Inc. is one of only three Brave New Voices network organizations in the state of Maryland. At the intersection of dynamic artistic presentation and engaged civic participation, Brave New Voices presents platforms for young people to share their stories and speak their hopes and dreams about the contemporary realities of their everyday lives. FYP is bringing the power of voice to Salisbury, MD! Middle school & High school age youth are welcome to audition and collect "points", by participating in any of our poetry slams and workshops, to be on the team. 

 Rize Youth Poetry team coach and Fenix Mentor, Steven Williams closing out FYP set at ES Kid Voices at Headquarters Live!

Rize Youth Poetry team coach and Fenix Mentor, Steven Williams closing out FYP set at ES Kid Voices at Headquarters Live!


 Regional Poetry Slam Festival for Eastern Shore Youth! Coming Spring 2018

Regional Poetry Slam Festival for Eastern Shore Youth! Coming Spring 2018

Ripples to Waves: APRIL 2019

The ultimate regional youth poetry festival is being planned for the Eastern Shore! Stay tuned. We are reaching out to youth across the eastern shore to compete in poetry slam finals and attend mind-blowing creative workshops! If you would like to sponsor or contribute, please email rize@fenixyouthproject.org