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French Students Participate in Slam Poetry Workshop
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In celebration of French Week upcoming, Upper School French students in levels 4H and AP participated in a slam poetry workshop that included more than 450 students in 25 classes from more than 17 different states. The students met and worked with a spoken word poet from Québec, Canada.

The workshop was organized by Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques in partnership with the American Association of Teachers of French and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec.

Bolles students worked virtually for a morning-long session with Amélie Prévost, a Québécoise spoken word poet. Prévost has produced three slam poetry shows and two published collections of poetry and has won numerous prizes including the world championship of slam poetry in France, 2016.  She also gives poetry writing workshops to encourage young people to express themselves in writing and in the performance of slam. 

Prévost presented the process of creation through different writing exercises, sharing her hints and guides on how to express worldview through poetry.

French Week at Bolles begins November 8 and wraps up November 12. Themed days for Activities events include:


Monday: Morocco

Tuesday: Haiti

Wednesday: France

Thursday: Senegal

Friday: Canada