Project VOICE

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Join us Tuesday, March 26 for an evening of spoken-word poetry by Project VOICE poets and performers. Sarah Kay, who visited schools and performed for the Northshore community last year will be returning this year, and will be joined by Phil Kaye. Students, parents and community members across Northshore School District are invited to come connect, reflect and discuss various perspectives and experiences relative to students today. 

This evening event is designed for the community to experience and build upon what staff and students are learning through Project VOICE. The program aims to teach students another avenue to share their story and enhance student voice, as well as develop empathy by listening to each others' stories. Space is limited, please reserve your ticket.

From March 25-27, Project VOICE will be at three of Northshore’s schools to present spoken word and hold workshops for students. They will also hold professional development sessions for staff, which are generously funded by the Northshore Schools Foundation

An Evening with Project VOICE

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Woodinville High School
19819 136th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

This event is best suited for adults, material may not be suitable for children 14 and under. However, we leave this to parental discretion.


Northshore Speaks

To continue the learning from Project VOICE, students, staff and the community will have an opportunity to share their own spoken word at Northshore Speaks, at an evening event on Thursday, May 16. Stay tuned for more details about Northshore Speaks.


Meet the Poets

Sarah Kay leading a workshop for high school students

Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. She is best known for her talk at the 2011 TED conference, which garnered two standing ovations and has been seen over ten million times online, but she has also been a featured performer at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Royal Danish Theater, and hundreds of other venues around the world. Her poetry can be found on Netflix tv shows, Uniqlo t-shirts, and bookstore shelves. She is the author of four best-selling books of poetry including “B,” “The Type,” “No Matter the Wreckage,” and “All Our Wild Wonder.” Sarah holds a Masters Degree in The Art of Teaching from Brown University and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Grinnell College. 

Phil Kaye performing poetry at an art gallery

Phil Kaye

Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet, writer & filmmaker. His work has been featured in settings ranging from NPR to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and viewed millions of times online. He has performed his original work in eighteen countries and was invited to open for His Holiness The Dalai Lama for the celebration of his 80th birthday. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and the two-time recipient of the National College Poetry Slam (CUPSI) award for “Pushing the Art Forward”, given for outstanding innovation in the art of performance poetry. A former teacher of weekly poetry workshops in maximum security prisons, Phil was the head coordinator of Space in Prisons for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE). His book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.