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The 2018 Middle School Writing Bee

Featuring Jamal Joseph and The Power of Spoken Word

Coming October 2018

Jamal Joseph brings his diverse and accomplished perspective as an American writer, filmmaker, poet, activist, educator, and member of The Black Panther Party to The Middle School Writing Bee.

Via BoomWriter, Jamal will deliver his message to Writing Bee participants around spoken word and its ability to serve as an accessible and creative avenue for conveying thoughts, feelings and levels of understanding. He will also introduce three separate topics for students to focus on and be inspired by before engaging in their own creation of original spoken word-oriented content.

Chapter 1:
Written By: Jamal Joseph
Chapter 2:
Writing
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Voting
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Winner Reveal
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Chapter 3:
Writing
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Voting
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Winner Reveal
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Chapter 4:
Writing
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Voting
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Winner Reveal
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Jamal Joseph

Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice, Film at Columbia University and is currently directing the adaptation of his memoir, Panther Baby (Algonquin Books) into a full length feature film.

In addition to being featured in countless television and print productions, Jamal is the author of Tupac, Legacy (Simon & Schuster). He has also written the script for a Broadway musical based on the life of Tupac Shakur. He is the founder and artistic director of IMPACT, a Harlem-based youth theatre company, and executive director of New Heritage Films, a not-for-profit organization that provides training and opportunities for minority filmmakers.

www.jamaljoseph.com
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The Power of Spoken Word

With its unique use of rhythm and rhymes, word play, improvisation and slang, creating spoken word content will allow all participating students to experience success with their writing and beyond!.