Bow Seat's Deep Dive Series webinar: Use Your Outdoor Voice: Speak Up for the Earth


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Thursday, May 26, 2022, 7:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 7:00pm

Have you considered using Spoken Word as a form of activism and self-expression? Did you know that Bow Seat offers the Voice of the Sea Award to students who submit spoken word poetry to the 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest? Join Sisterhood(verb), Inc’s founder and Voice of the Sea Award advisor Tayllor Johnson as she talks to 2022 Future Blue Youth Council member and 2020 Contest Gold Award winner Nuan Ning Teioh about the power of spoken word poetry for advocacy.

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If you are not able to attend live, register anyways and we will send you the recording.

About Our Speakers:
Tayllor Johnson is a poet, performer, writer, and educator who brings the adventure and beauty of finding self and sisterhood to life through education, creativity, activism, and community.​ As a poet and writer, she is committed to using art to give voice to the world’s unspoken needs, and guides others to discover and speak their truth and liberate themselves. In all she has done, is doing, and will do, she embodies her mission: Find new ways poetry can empower the voiceless, soothe the wounded, and disturb the status quo, setting us all on a path to freedom. Tayllor is the founder of Sisterhood(Verb).

Nuan Ning Teioh is a high schooler whose family hails from the island of Penang. Spending her childhood summers by the beach, she noticed the shorelines growing dirtier with each passing year and became passionate about preventing the impending climate catastrophe. Nuan Ning is an avid poet who received the Gold Award from Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest in 2020 and represented Malaysia in the CausewayEXchange Poetry Slam in 2019. She is eager to explore intersectional and diverse voices in the fight against climate change as a member of the 2022 Future Blue Youth Council.

Learn more about the 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest: The Funny Thing About Climate Change.

The Voice of the Sea Award: In partnership with Tayllor Johnson, Bow Seat will recognize two spoken word poetry submissions with Voice of the Sea Awards at the Gold-level in each age division: one $1,000 award for a Junior submission, and one $1,500 award for a Senior submission. Entries must follow the requirements for submitting in the Poetry & Spoken Word category.

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