Unleash Your Inner Poet at Modesto’s Premier Poetry Slam Camp!

Join us for an inspiring experience at Poetry Slam Camp at the State Theatre, led by Professor of English and award-winning slam poet Sam Pierstorff, host of the annual sell-out ILL LIST Poetry Slam Invitational and former City of Modesto Poet Laureate.

What to Expect:

  • Dynamic Workshops: Dive into the art of slam poetry with engaging workshops designed to ignite your creativity, write from your heart, and refine your performance skills.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn from the best! Sam Pierstorff brings his extensive experience and passion for poetry to each session, ensuring you get top-notch guidance in a judgment free zone!
  • Guest Poets and Performers: Benefit from the wisdom and talent of guest slam poets and touring performers who will join poetry slam camp to provide diverse perspectives, prompts, and performance technique tips.
  • Culminating Public Reading: Showcase your hard work and newly honed skills in a public poetry reading where you get to share your poetry with an audience in a safe and supportive environment.

Why Choose Slam Camp?

  • Inspiring Environment: Immerse yourself in a supportive and creative community that encourages self-expression, artistic growth, and the confidence to speak your truth.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: From writing techniques, editing to performing, our curriculum covers all aspects of slam poetry.
  • Networking & Performance Opportunities: Connect with fellow youth poets, learn to perform, and build meaningful relationships that last beyond slam camp.

Dates and Location:

  • Location: Intermission @ The State Theatre
  • Class Dates: October 8, 10, 15, 17 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm-8pm)
    • Premiere: Sunday, 11/3, 5-7pm 
  • Ages: 14-18
  • Limit: 15 students
  • Cost: $50

Whether you’re a budding poet or a seasoned performer, Poetry Slam Camp offers the perfect platform to elevate your craft and gain some experience and confidence as a writer and performance poet. Don’t miss this chance to learn from some of the best and to let your words take center stage!

Register now to start your slam poetry journey!