Living Arts to host young spoken word event
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/14/13 at 6:27 AM
Young poets will showcase their talent at a spoken word event Friday at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Jenny Sullivan, an English teacher at Union High School, is coordinating the event, which will feature artists ages 21 and younger.
"Young people kind of hold the key to where our society is going at large," Sullivan said. "They so often feel like they are not heard by older generations, and that causes real frustration."
This event is meant to give them a platform to speak, she said.
More than a dozen performers - the majority ages 15 to 21 - have signed up, including musicians, hip-hop artists and a dance troupe.
Sullivan said entry topics range from individual struggles to social commentary.
"Some of them are uplifting messages. Some are calling for some really serious change," she said. "Young people can tap into their emotions in a way that a lot of adults have lost the ability to do."
Sullivan said attendees will not only be supporting youth arts but will also get a glimpse of where society is headed.
It's also a good opportunity to be entertained while working to "understand a generation that many older generations are saying is unrelatable," she said.
Tickets are $5 for Living Arts members and students with ID, and $7 for the public.
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