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Slam=Poetry+Hip Hop+Theatre

Artist: Femi the DriFish

Type: Residencies


During this poetry residency, students will learn about the elements of poetry and the written word, including rhyme, imagery, symbolism, diction, and personification. Femi the Drifish works with students to identify the similarities and differences between poetry, Hip Hop, and spoken word–or slam–poetry. Students learn by trying their hand at writing their own original poetry.


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
• A kick-off assembly
• A required orientation meeting and planning session
• A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
• A student culminating or sharing event
• An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
• Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
• A set of workshops ($100 each)
• A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
• An evaluation meeting ($100)
• Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


Audience Limit: 25 students per classroom

Program Length: 45 minutes per session

Appropriate for Grades:
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $385

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $525

Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Anti-Bullying Month
Black History Month
Diversity Awareness Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week
National Poetry Month
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Universal Human Rights Month

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Character Education
Creative Writing
Language Arts