We will be closed in observation of Memorial Day on 5/28/18. 4544 N Lincoln Ave opens at 5:30 PM on 5/28 for The Mountain Goats concert

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Spoken Word Poetry

Join Artemis, one of Old Town School's newest teaching artists, to explore self-expression through spoken word poetry. She will lead the group in writing exercises, word-games, and delivery techniques. Spark your creativity and learn about this unique art form that was born and bred in Chicago!

Artemis, culture's princess, is proving herself to be heir to a thrown many lyricist have claimed in hiphip and spoken word culture. Growing up in the South Shore community, she uses her street experience and knowledge mixed with revolutionary fight to broadcast the struggles in her neighborhood. Poetry was always her escape from the rest of the world but in 2011, Artemis then realized she had a gift of flowing her words melodically as well. This compelled her to open up her creative thoughts to incorporate hip hop into her world of words. Her punch lines and versatility contribute to her unique sound. Her influences include Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Jay-Z, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Outkast, Tupac, Michael Jackson, Gwendolyn Brooks to name a few. Her style of music and poetry is often described by critics as being very lyrical. Artemis' ultimate goal is to be considered as one of the greatest of all time.

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