Oklahoma 
​Literary 
​Arts Alliance

Teaching literacy. CHANGING LIVES.

 

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​"Oklahoma Writes" Curriculum! 

Photo Courtesy John Clanton, TULSA WORLD

Please email Kent Martin at kmartin@olaa.org to inquire about booking OLAA Teaching Artists & Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poets for performances, professional development, workshops and/or residencies.

Book OLAA Teaching Artists

(a.k.a. "Louder Than a Bomb" Teaching Artists)
Elementary Through College Level Literary Arts Education 
We Work With Your Community Needs and Budget


Performances:
Book OLAA Teaching Artists 
a.k.a. Louder Than a Bomb-OK Teachers or Youth Poets to perform original poetry for your school or youth organization.


Classroom Instruction: 
Our teaching artists have completed professional development, and have proven their skills in the classroom. They are able to work alongside school assigned teachers to compliment any classroom curriculum. They can lead students in writing exercises that bring assigned novels or short stories to life, or enrich students' understanding of the history and geography of Oklahoma, as well as provide students with ways to process current news and events. Our teachers specialize in making classrooms safe spaces for sharing, and bringing students together across social divisions. 

Kickstarting Youth Poetry Clubs: 
Our teaching artists can support Louder Than a Bomb teams, work in classrooms, or develop poetry clubs. Youth writing clubs are growing in demand. The expertise of our teaching artists provides a creative and educational compliment to the work of teachers and youth workers. 

Workshops:
Our teaching artists can support Louder Than a Bomb teams, work in classrooms, or develop poetry clubs. Youth Creative Writing clubs are growing in demand. The expertise of our teaching artists provides a creative and educational compliment to the work of teachers and youth workers.

Teaching Artist in Residence:

OLAA teaching artists may take on short-term and long-term residencies in schools and community organizations and can lead students through comprehensive, and customized curriculum.  

Professional Development: 

The model of Oklahoma Literary Arts Alliance (OLAA) is self-actualization through literary arts education. We provide professional development workshops on teaching creative writing in the genre of your choice, with specific student populations, and/or in a cross-curricular context. Workshops are led by OLAA writers and tailored to your school’s needs. OLAA & LTAB-OK environments emphasize safe spaces*, community building, education and youth empowerment. During the process, young people share stories, break stereotypes, speak their truth and explore their identities and goals - introspectively and in the context of their communities. This work fortifies young people during a critical developmental period. Our teachers are ready to train and support classroom teachers and youth workers. Educators benefit from training and discussion about using poetry, hip-hop, verse journalism, and spoken word inside and outside the classroom.

 

Contact kmartin@olaa.org today!