SPARC Poetry is a program designed to teach kids creative writing styles alongside stage performance techniques. Mike Taylor teaches slam poetry classes, and runs a number of after school slam clubs at five of the elementary/middle schools in Pacifica, California. Although public speaking is Americans’ BIGGEST fear, it is best conquered at an early age. SPARC’s main focus is to get kids comfortable on stage with their own writing.
SLAM POETRY is a fusion of traditional poetry, hip-hop, story-telling, and theater. Students are given the tools to express emotions, challenge ideas, and educate audiences in a creative way. The performances are interactive and entertaining. Slams (performance poetry competitions) are held at city, national, and global levels.