(front row, l-r): Angela Reavis, Sheenika Médard (back row, l-r): Gabriel Herrera, Kekoa Engleman, Gabrielle Bowl Cantú and Breana Miller   Photo by John Anderson

Best Outlet for Self-Expression

Speak Piece Poetry Project

Founded in 2015 by a trio of Austin-based slam poets, Speak Piece Poetry Project provides a safe place for youths of all backgrounds to express themselves freely, without judgment. Meeting weekly at the Dougherty Arts Center, this nonprofit hosts free workshops where the finer points of poetry, writing, and performance are taught. Speak Piece also trains a competitive team of high school poets who represent the Austin at both regional and national poetry tournaments. Snaps to that.

Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
www.austintexas.gov/dougherty

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