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Verbal Blend



Syracuse University's premier spoken-word program Verbal Blend is designed to enhance students' confidence in writing and performing original poems. The program is comprised of a seven-week writer's workshop series, performances, and peer reviews. Participants have showcased their work at public venues such as themed open mic nights; Light Work's 2009 night artist reading and reception with Admas Habteslasie; Spoken Word Poetry Institute; From the Page, to the Stage; a day workshop with poet Quraysh Ali Lansana; Syracuse University's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; TAKE THE MIC POETRY SLAMS; Ayo Technology Skype Open Mic; Unplugged Poets Series; Poetry for the People Scholar Series; and special readings with author Tracy Sugarman, Willie Perdomo, Tara Betts, Lemon Anderson, Shihan Van Clief, Beau Sia, Joshua Bennett, Toni Blackman, Kelly Tsai, and legendary poet Nikki Giovanni.  Check out our Verbal Blend YouTube channel.


Writer’s Workshop

Fall Workshop Series is every Monday & Tuesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Huntington Hall, Room 105 from September 24 through October 30, 2018.

Application and Contact Us

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 29, 2018. Please Click on this link to apply. Contact Cedric T. Bolton,, if you have any questions.