Instructors: Mike Hawkins, Jennifer Steele
Spoken Word and Hip Hop focuses on artistic writing, and performance of poetry and song lyrics.
The Spoken Word portion of the class is where students write and practice performance poetry. Students either read previously published work or poems specifically written for performance. The Hip Hop (emceeing) portion of the class is usually done with a musical background, but emphasis is kept on the lyrics of the speaker.
Both Spoken Word and Hip-Hop have the opportunity to create digital publications, CDs, and videos. We also collaborate with the digital music, design, and photography pods.