Sunday, November 3, 2013

The D.N.S.T.P. Chapter of A.A.C. Presents the 24 Hour Slam

Sixteen slam poets will face off November 23rd when the D.N.S.T.P. Chapter of A.A.C. presents Georgia College’s first ever 24 hour Slam. The event spans three locations and features poetry, live music, and live art. Slam poetry is the competitive art of spoken word which pits teams of poets against each other in a poetic boxing match of epic proportions.

Monica Prince, Org Director of the D.N.S.T.P. Chapter of A.A.C. says, “The event transforms ordinary people into slam poets overnight. This is awesome!”  

The 24 Hour Slam borrows inspiration from Georgia College’s 24 hour plays where participants create and produce plays in 24 hours. Paul Ayo, Director of A.A.C. adds, “This slam will do the same. We’ll write, create, and perform in a 24 hour time period.” The slam begins at 8pm November, 23 in Max Noah Recital Hall. Slam Masters, poets, artists, and musicians begin preparation for the slam Friday, November, 22 at 8pm.

Non-experienced and experienced artists, writers, and poetry enthusiasts are welcome to pre-register for the event while slots last. To pre-register, email us at with the subject line, “I want to slam”.

This program is brought to you by the D.N.S.T.P. Chapter of Art as an Agent for Change which works to promote literacy and community engagement through the arts.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Something to Keep Me Vertical

Jamie Walsh and Natalie Sharp prepare for a staged reading of excerpts from "Something to Keep Me Vertical," a choreopoem by Monica Prince. The performance features members of the Georgia College community including: current students, alumni, and members of the Georgia College MFA in creative writing program.

Poetry Jamz is A.A.C.'s monthly open-mic showcase that offers its stage to poets and writers pushing boundaries and using Art as an Agent for Change. Stay tuned as we feature Augusta's Catherine the Great Nov.20 at Blackbird Coffee, Milledgeville

View more photos from our events at our Flickr page.  Also, join us on Facebook and get involved with A.A.C.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A.A.C. 101: Grand Announcement

1. Any new project should start with a grand announcement that makes the focus and purpose of the project clear.

A.A.C. 101 is HERE!!!

A.A.C. 101 offers advice and opportunities to people using their passion (time and talent) to create a positive social impact in their community through the arts. We'll focus on what you're doing and how you're doing it.

Our goal is to experiment, ask the right questions, and solve the right problems. Let's Shut-it-Down!

Monday, October 7, 2013

A.A.C. Presents Something to Keep Me Vertical by Monica Prince

Wednesday October, 16 at 8pm Monica Prince presents "Something to Keep Me Vertical" a choreopoem. Choreopoems blend poetry and dance to create an artistic experience unlike any brought to the Poetry Jamz stage before. 
"In an attempt to showcase love at its purest form -- at the very beginning, after years of adoration, and how it transforms into something all-consuming -- this choreopoem includes dance, music, artist renditions, and, of course, performance poetry all blended together. From break-ups to marriages, abusive love to honest love, watch as this multitude of voices come together to try and define what love isn't, what we think it might be, and hopefully, what it really is." 
 Poetry Jamz is a free event brought you by Art as an Agent for Change, Inc.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Miss Haze Takes Center Stage @ A.A.C. Poetry Jamz

Miss Haze snaps a photo with Mike Scott and A.A.C. Founder Paul Ayo at Poetry Jamz. Miss Haze delivered an electrifying performance filled with haiku, history, and stories of phenomenal real-life heroines.

Don't miss next our Poetry Jam at Blackbird Coffee featuring excerpts from Something to Keep Me Vertical, a choreopoem by Monica Prince Wednesday October, 18.

PS: I found the poem that won Miss Haze the first Poetic Notions Poetry Slam "Slam School"

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A.A.C.'s September Feature Poet: Miss Haze

Art as an Agent for Change is pleased to present Miss Haze 8pm Wednesday Sept. 18 at Blackbird Coffee.

Miss Haze is an Atlanta based slam and performance poet. In 2012 she ranked top 10 in the Women of the World Poetry Slam and was also the Grand Prize Winner of the Roswell Roots Annual Poetry Slam. She is a 4-time member of Java Monkey Slam Team, 2011 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Champions. She has recently become engaged in the ancient poetry form of Haiku and ranked second in National Poetry Slam Head-to-Head Haiku Slam. A montage of metaphor and real life stories, her poems are intended to enlighten as well as entertain. Warning: Haze is highly addictive so proceed with caution. She is definitely worth the "trip"...

Poetry Jamz is Art as an Agent for Change's monthly collision of culture that serves as an open forum for artists to speak and engage through poetic form. Don't miss this month's Poetry Jam. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Feature Poet: Miss Haze

Poetry Jamz is A.A.C.'s longest running community program and we are pleased to feature Slam Champion Miss Haze September 18 at Blackbird Coffee Milledgeville. 

Poetry speaks for itself.