Raise Your Voice: Spoken Word Poetry – MEETS SEPT 25, OCT 2 & 9 (2:00-3:30 EDT)


“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,” said John F. Kennedy in a eulogy to the poet Robert Frost in 1963. Throughout history as much as today, spoken word and slam poetry have provided platforms for writers, creators, advocates, and activists to speak out about issues that matter to them. Raise your voice and connect your poetry to the world through this interactive spoken word poetry workshop taught by a leading spoken word artist Phil Kaye. No prior poetry experience required.

Meet the Workshop Facilitators below.

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Phil Kaye, Facilitator, Slam & Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet. His work has been featured in settings ranging from The New Yorker to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and viewed millions of times online. He has performed his original work in twenty countries and was invited to open for His Holiness The Dalai Lama for the celebration of his 80th birthday. He also joined the Write the World community for a virtual performance and Q&A in April 2021!

A former teacher of weekly poetry workshops in maximum security prisons, Phil was the head coordinator of Space in Prisons for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE). Phil, a Brown University graduate, is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.


Faizah Aziz Adityhails from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is passionate about writing, literature and education. Her poems and essays have appeared in Lamp Anthology, The Daily Star, and Dhaka Tribune newspapers, and Active Muse, Double Speaks, and Urbane Verse, and The Uyir Magazine. After completing her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Asian University for Women, she has taught creative and academic English to high school and college students, and adult learners across a range of settings. Currently, she is pursuing her Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) at the University of Glasgow as part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree (EMJMD) Programme. Faizah has always felt at home with words and teaching, therefore, she is thrilled to be joining the Write the World community, and to collaborate and learn alongside the talented emerging writers of the world.

Have additional questions? Reach out to us at workshops@writetheworld.com to connect!

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