Teen Poetry Slam with Jasmine Mans

This program has been moved to the Newark Museum.

Join The Newark Poetry Institute and L.O.U.D. NJ for their teen Poetry Slam finals. Winners of the competition will make the Newark SLAM team and go on to represent Newark in a national competition.

Newark Public Library has partnered with Jasmine Mans and The Newark Poetry Institute to provide free after school poetry workshops for teens in grades 8 -12. Seven workshops were held during the autumn of 2017.

Jasmine Mans is an author, performer, poet, teacher, and artist. She has successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. Mans released her first book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels in May 2012. That same year, she was chosen by Glamour Magazine, as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Woman in College. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where she began mentoring younger poets and teaching creative writing in the First Wave program, and Newark’s own Arts High School.

For more information, please contact Maisy Card, Teen Services Librarian at mcard@npl.org.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.