Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth


A goal without a plan is just a wish.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In today's workshop, you will continue to plan for the Poetry Slam. If after the workshop you feel the need for additional planning time, establish a time to reconvene. If you are doing a fund-raiser during the Poetry Slam, do not forget to include the organizers in all your plans.


This workshop will:

  • Honor our spirits, creativity, and craftsmanship by making poems and sharing them with others
  • Plan a public performance of poetry
  • Solidify the roles each individual will play in the Poetry Slam
  • Rehearse the choral reading
  • Optional: Rally individual and collective energy toward fund-raising for congregational youth activities or another purpose of the group's choice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Volunteer their talents for the purpose of group creation
  • Recognize that many different talents are needed to create a successful performance
  • Experiment with synergy by taking words from several individual manuscripts and creating a new manuscript that is different
  • Affirm the work of other writers within the congregation by incorporating their work into a choral reading