William Kelley Highschool - Grades 11 & 12
Monday May 7, 2018 - Thursday May 10, 2018
The Arts Board has contracted with COMPAS to provide a four-day spoken word poetry residency for studehts in grades 11 & 12. COMPAS is a non-profit education organization that teaches through art. Professional artists work alongside students, teachers, senior citizens, hospital patients, teens, and just about any other community member to spark their imaginations and infuse their lives with creativity.

​The artist/faculty for this residency is Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis. He has performed everywhere from the United Nations, to the Soundset Festival, to countless colleges, clubs, high schools, and theaters across the country, and his work has been featured on Upworthy, Welcome to Night Vale, Everyday Feminism, and beyond.

"As an educator, I believe that art—especially spoken word and hip hop—is about communication. If it's all technical mastery with no heart, or all raw emotion with no structure, it's not going to be as effective as it could potentially be. My interactive workshops are student-driven, with space for dialogue and critical questioning; we focus on both the craft of writing and the deeper craft of digging into yourself and finding something worth writing about."

​If there is a parent/public presentation/discussion, it will be announced at a later time.

​This residency is supported by the Rosemary & David Good Family Foundation.
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