Slammin' Rhymes Challenge XIV is a contest for all poets, rappers and spoken word artists in grades 6-12. Write your inspiring thoughts on this year's theme, "In It To Win It".
Fall Fest/Slammin'Rhymes Challenge
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Guest: Step Stool Chef - Since he began making his own cakes at age 3, the Step Stool Chef has used cooking as his outlet for creativity and independence. He earned a visit to the White House as a finalist in the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and serves on the Kids Advisory Board for the award-winning kids cooking magazine, ChopChop. He contributes to the popular Super Healthy Kids blog and frequently conducts live cooking demonstrations at food festivals.
Back in the late '90s Indiana author Helen Frost held in-class poetry workshops in high schools and published the "most poignant'" in an anthology called Why Darkness Seems So Light. Fifteen years later, one of the students who had her poem published emailed her asking for another copy of the book. Helen wrote:
Helen asked her what was more important, the writing, or that it got published. The young woman answered:
Afterward, in a blog interview, Helen wrote "We may never hear from most students and readers, but I know absolutely that reading and writing, especially poetry, helps young people in profound ways." You can read the full interview with Helen Frost.