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The Summer Lab

The Summer Lab is a free, 4-week writing and filmmaking intensive workshop for teens ages 14-20.

Summer Lab students work with a writing mentor to create original spoken-word poetry and then turn their poems into original short films.

During the course of four intense, exciting weeks, you will have the opportunity to explore the worlds of poetry/spoken word, video production and editing. Combining these elements, the final product will be unique to your own voice and vision – this is your chance to experiment and think outside the box!


The Summer Lab is open to teens aged 14-20. No filmmaking experience is required.

Classes Meet

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am-4pm


Application Deadline: The Application Period for Summer 2016 is closed.


Featured Video

Ode to Home
"Ode to Home" By Mie Abouelkheir

Ode to Home

To be from two distinct places means feeling connected and, at times, disconnected from both. Mie searches for a new definition of home and appreciation for her unique identity.

Mentor: Amanda Madden



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