Youth Spoken Word Showcase planned for April 21th

Speaking your mind, from the heart, in a rap, at a slam!

Be there on April 21 at 7 p.m. when the curtain goes up on the Spoken Word Showcase: “All Word and No Play” at Bennett High School, 2885 Main Street, Buffalo. The Showcase is the final act of a free, spoken word workshop series conducted for youth, ages 10-18, at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, from January 18 through March 30.

“The showcase is a unique opportunity for kids to perform in their own voices, using rhythm, lyrics, and their boundless passion,” according to Mike Tritto. “It will feature youth who participated in the workshops and/or free master classes offered by Buffalo performance poets Benjamin Brindise, Marquis ‘Ten Thousand’ Burton, and Dayatra Hassan.” Tickets are $3.00 at the door or, buy tickets in advance at Gloria J. Parks, 3242 Main. For more information, 716-832-1010.

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The workshops and Spoken Word Showcase sponsors include the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) and Just Buffalo Literary Center. Support has been provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, AT&T, the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, and the Erie County Youth Bureau.

The University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) is a non-profit agency offering youth, teen, and senior service programs at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street and community and housing development services at Kensington Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services, 995 Kensington Avenue.


Contact: Michael A. Tritto, Jr., Associate Director of Operations and Human Services, University District Community Development Association, Inc., or 832-1010, ext. 213