LISTEN UP! 2019 – An Intergenerational Spoken Word Program!


Photo: Book-it Repertory Theatre

Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation.  It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues.  Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”

Senior Workshop 1: 3/8 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 1: 3/22 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 2: 4/19 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 2: 4/26 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 3: 5/6 1-2

Book-It Performance in Lake City: 5/13 1-2

Seattle Center Performance: TBA

To register call 206-268-6740





Art For All Workshops Bring Generations Together

We are so excited to have Arts For All Workshops at the Lake City Community Center starting June 28th. These workshops are free intergenerational art experiences for youth, adults and seniors.

The workshops will take place every Monday & Wednesday from 12:30-2pm on the back patio. (During inclement weather, workshops will be moved inside). Workshops run through August 31st.

Arts For All Workshops are designed and facilitated by Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC and funded by the Seattle Park District Neighborhood Park Activation Fund.

All workshops are free and open to the public. No experience necessary! Drop in any time and stay as long as you like.

For more information and the July workshop schedule, visit this link.