Apply for a Workshop

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

Last Stop
Last Stop by Tieria Jolly

Last Stop

A girl moves back and forth between parents and cities for three years which causes tension in relationships with family members and with herself. She eventually learns how to gain back those relationships through time and communication. 

Fall 2015 Lab Documentaries
Family, Divorce & Loss


Friend us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Check us out on Youtube! Check out our Instagram pics!