Krysia Olszewska, a Junior at PHS, will be performing "Impressions." She loves writing anything from poems to books to musicals. However, she thinks that slam poetry is one of the best ways to convey ideas to others, in addition to being very fun.
Bryn Lawson, a junior at PHS, will be performing "Look." She is the treasurer of Together We Slam and has been writing poetry since she was ten. Together We Slam has been an incredibly formative experience for her, and she looks forward to sharing her world views and art form with all of you!
Audrey Edel, a 7th Grader at PMS, will be performing "Patience" her first public spoken word presentation. Although new to public speaking, she has always loved to perform.
Sarah Steutz, a senior at PHS, will be performing "Confessions of a Well-off White Girl." Sarah enjoys participating in the theater program and is co-president of the Together We Slam poetry club at PHS. She loves spending time with her nose in a book or scratching the nose of her horse at the barn.
Tom Jara, senior at PHS, will be performing "America." Tom started Together We Slam in 2014 as a sophomore with his friend Sarah Stuetz. Both of them were introduced to Slam Poetry by their middle school public speaking teacher Mr. White. Tom usually writes poetry about human interactions, unity and morality. Tom hopes to continue poetry through college along with ceramics art and an interest in biology.
John White, Director John has been on the faculty at Piedmont Middle for over ten years, teaching several electives. Spoken Word performance has emerged as the most dynamic and satisfying form of discourse in his Public Speaking class; these teens have something to say, and they actually want to talk to you. Will you listen?
Korynne Headley, Coach loves coaching TWS, has been a part of the Piedmont HS family for the last 5 years. She has been involved with teaching or coaching students in Spoken Word for the last 10 years throughout the Bay Area and feels it is the most powerful medium for cultivating students' voices to be agents of change.