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The Fountain City Slam offers literary arts education programs during the school day, in the after-school hours, on weekends and evenings, while also providing numerous opportunities for youth to be published and heard. Open to youth of all backgrounds. We use creative writing and the performing arts as a means of self expression and exploration. Students have experienced the benefits of this free auxiliary arts education in their intellectual, personal, and social development. Our curriculum fosters anti-bullying, anti-drugs, suicide prevention, crime prevention, and positive behaviors in the young people we work with. We provide space and spirit for fellowship among  young writers across the Columbus, Georgia area.

How to Get Involved.

The Verse Responders are our performance poetry troupe made up of area teens (9th through 12th grade). This summer, these young people will create yet another choreopoem for this community. The show will be produced on the grounds of Port Columbus on July 8th - 10th. This show will be free and open to the public. No experience is necessary.


Students must

1. Be available to work collaboratively in-person and/or virtually May 31st - July 8th (2 to 4 afternoon/evening sessions per week).

2. Register by Thursday, May 27th. Upon registering, they will receive an email(s) with additional program & scheduling information. 

3. Must be local (Muscogee/Harris/Russell/Lee Counties) and enrolled in the 9th through 12th grades during the 2020 - 2021. Graduating seniors are eligible and encouraged to participate. 

4. Be respectful, courteous, etc…  


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