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Hattiloo Theatre

Write On! Speak Out! is a poetry mentorship program developed in partnership with Hattiloo Theatre. Memphis-area high school students are paired with local mentor-poets in a 10-week long workshop that uses spoken word to improve communication skills in preparation for the college application process. 

Participants enhance their writing, performance, presentation, and creative skills as part of the program. 

The workshop culminates in March on the Hattiloo Theatre stage in the Write On! Speak Out! Showcase, a free spoken word performance featuring program participants.