Urban Word

  • NY


New York

United States

About Us

About Urban Word NYC: Since 1999, Urban Word NYC (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word/poetry/hip-hop movement in New York City. Urban Word NYC provides thousands of NYC teenagers with free, safe, ongoing, and uncensored writing and performance opportunities. We believe teenagers can and must speak for themselves and the key to building self-confidence, honing critical thinking skills, and developing imaginative and honest writing is to honor what they say and feel. Every year, UW offers free on-site workshops in the fall, spring and summer, and collaborates with hundreds of middle and high schools and community-based organizations around the city to run off-site writing and performance workshops. Along with our writing programs, UW also hosts a number of open mics and the only citywide Annual Teen Poetry Slam. For more information visit: www.urbanwordnyc.org