FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com
IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – Iyana.Moore@pgparks.com
Support Teens Using the Power of Hip Hop at 12th Annual Performance
RIVERDALE, MD – The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a FREE performance featuring the poetry created by the participants of the 12th Annual Expressions: Talk Up, Not Down, 2018 poetry camp.
The week-long program aims to teach teenagers to use poetry and spoken word as a positive tool for expression. 35 County youth spent a week working with master poets: Neville Adams, Christopher Fields, Desire Johnson, Sekeithia Johnson, Karin Wilkinson, Sistah Joy, Janique Muckelvene, and visual artists, Pierre Dennis and Lillian Shaw; to prepare for the final presentation of the project entitled the Hip Hop Poetry Choir. The poems created by the youth provide a unique look into the modern teen who is dealing with many issues associated with growing up in the 21st Century.
WHAT: 12th Annual Hip Hop Poetry Choir
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, from 3 PM – 4 PM
WHERE: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD 20715