Writers Block, InK will be hosting weekly Beat Battles on Friday nights leading up to the finale on August 10th. The battles are an elimination-style competition between local beat producers. Come out the see these talented artists go head-to-head. All proceeds go to The Writers Block, InK and there will be refreshments at intermission and after the battle.
For an idea of what the battles are like, check out our video made from footage from the first beat battle on July 20th.
The mission of The Writers Block, Ink is to arm young voices with the power of pen, poetry and prose, reinforcing teamwork, accountability, and responsibility – igniting social change on the page and the stage. The Writers Block Ink was started in 2003 as a 501c3 non-profit organization to encourage youth to use writing and performance as tools to address personal and social challenges on the community stage. Students from The Block create original plays with a strong emphasis on spoken word poetry and have performed on stages across Southeastern Connecticut. Courses are structured to guide students to improve skills in the performing arts including writing, acting, singing and dance, as well as to build self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork.