Hi Journey Group! Today was our 3rd committee meeting, and we planned one of the most exciting days of the whole year. In order to prepare 12 poems to perform in about a month, we need to focus heavily on performance and writing techniques. Today we split the teens in our committee into two groups – the teens who were farther along in their writing would do a performance workshop with their poems, and the other group would have an intensive writing workshop. Having the knowledge that we are finally able to dig deeper into these’ teen’s writing material and really have an introspective experience with them, was truly a remarkable realization. Personally I am feeling very grateful for each and every one of the teens on the Slam Poetry committee, and am very, very excited about performing our poems for the non-profits. Thanks for reading! In gratitude – Cole