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Franny Choi
Artist: Franny Choi
56 Wood St, Apt 1, 
Providence,  RI 02909

Telephone: 404/583-5045
Email: choi.franny@gmail.com
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Artist Type: Education

The Providence Poetry Slam is a community of literary artists spanning many different genres, but specializing in performance poetry (also known as spoken word or slam poetry). Relying on a dedicated group of volunteer artists, we hold open mics, competitive poetry slams, features by visiting artists, free writing workshops, and a rigorous youth arts mentorship program. TRAINED EDUCATORS: Our teaching artist corps has experience teaching creative writing and spoken word workshops for writers of all ages and experience levels, from elementary schools to universities, and beyond. We are are eager to partner with local educators to craft learning opportunities that get young people excited about poetry, while simultaneously supporting their achievement of core learning goals. We believe, and have seen it proven many times, that experiences with spoken word poetry can serve as a gateway for students into the possibilities of poetry as a means of self-expression and personal growth, as well as a great learning tool in their progression as students of English and Literary Arts. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED POETS: As one of the oldest and most respected poetry slams in the national Poetry Slam, Inc. network, the Providence Poetry Slam regularly receives national recognition. Our adult team won third place in the 2011 National Poetry Slam. Individual poets have been finalists at the Individual World Poetry Slam (2012, 2013) and the Women of the World Poetry Slam (2011, 2013). OUR TEACHING ARTISTS CAN: -- Lead introductory spoken word poetry workshops -- Perform spoken word at an assembly -- Host a poetry slam or open mic -- Design an English curriculum integrating spoken word CONTACT: Franny Choi | www.frannychoi.com | choi.franny@gmail.com Laura Brown-Lavoie | www.lauralambbrownlavoie.wordpress.com | laura.brown.lavoie@gmail.com

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