Hudson County Community College Offers Spoken Word/Slam Poetry Workshop with Jersey City Slam Master

Posted: 4/4/2018
Contact: Christopher Ciely, 201-360-4069, cciely@hccc.edu

JERSEY CITY, N.J. / April 3, 2018 – It’s part Apollo Theater-style comedy, part hip-hop storytelling, and part dramatic poetry readings. If Spoken Word/Slam Poetry were a person, it could be poet Gil-Scott Heron, comedian Chris Rock, and hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur rolled into one creative force.


Spoken word poetry is a modern twist, combining storytelling, hip-hop, theater, comedy and political/social activism. Slam poetry takes it to a higher level – into competitive poetry and the heart of spoken word movement made popular by shows like HBO’s Def Poetry Jam , as well as Button Poetry and Slam Find’s YouTube channels.


The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Spoken Word/Slam Poetry workshop with Jersey City Slam Master Mark Skrzypczak can help transform attendees into the next Slam Poetry superstars. Writers and performers – regardless of experience – are invited to dig out their notebooks of musings, observations, or lyrics, and turn their comedies, poetry, or social commentaries into art forms. The workshop includes a brief overview of poetry slam, writing prompts, performance exercises, in-class performance, and critique. 


Tuition is $49 per person for two sessions, which will be held on Thursday, May 24 and May 31 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the HCCC Library Building, 71 Sip Ave., across from the PATH Transportation Center. Register by May 1 with code “HCCC” to receive an early bird 20% discount.


Future slam masters may register online at https://tinyurl.com/hcccslam , or by contacting Continuing Education at communityed@hccc.edu or calling 201-360-4224. Payment by credit card, money order, cash, or check is due at registration.