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Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman

Teen/Young Adult

World-renowned hip-hop poet Toni Blackman led a workshop in freestyle (improvised) rap. Participants learned techniques for creating their own freestyle verse in a cypher, a group setting where everyone performs collectively in a circle. Blackman, the first hip-hop ambassador to the U.S. State Department, is an award-winning artist who has performed alongside Erykah Badu, the Wu-Tang Clan, Sheryl Crow, and many others. 

View photos from the event2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman

Space​ ​for​ ​this​ ​event​ ​was​ ​sponsored​ ​in​ ​part​ ​by​ ​Sokoloff​ ​Arts

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