Chicago is a beautiful city of contradictions: diverse but segregated, prosperous yet unequal, a hub of vibrant creativity but also tragic violence. It’s no surprise that Chicago is the historical birthplace and current leader in Spoken Word poetry scene. Spoken Word embodies the complexities of the city. Its combination of lyricism and performance, hip hop wordplay and protest chants, jazz rhythms and comedy all represent the rich tapestry that is ChiTown. Come learn the art of Spoken Word poetry with Senn High School students. Senn students will share poetry of their own and teach the craft. Express your identity and bridge communities. Spoken Word is a tool to heal and grow our beloved city. Come be a part of the exchange.