Forward Arts



Forward Arts is a multigenerational collective of youths, artists, and educators committed to providing learning opportunities in southeast Louisiana. Forward Arts provides workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Freshhhh Heat is Forward Arts’s WordPlay Writing Project’s monthly youth-run open mic and slam poetry event. It is a poetry event for all poets and writers ages 13 to 19. Through critical engagement and creative practice, Forward Arts fosters personal and social transformation.


3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum, First Floor Auditorium
Wordplay's Freshhhh Heat Teen Open Mic and Poetry Slam



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