Chicago Youth Poetry Festival: LTAB

April 23, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

After the events in Boston in last week, many of us are needing an injection of hope. And while the topics that the young poets in the Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival tackle are often painful, the way in which these young people use words will give you hope. Raw talent, passionate delivery, gifted insight. Louder Than A Bomb is exactly that: words more powerful than violence.

Enjoy the whole series from WBEZ on PRX.


2012 NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival

October 23, 2012 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel

Throwing down at the Multimedia Slam

Dozens of youth media producers gathered last weekend in New York for the second annual Digital Waves Youth Media Festival – a day-long extravaganza of workshops, hands-on activities, and talks – all capped off with a multimedia slam and (what else?) a music party/performance/live beat boxing happening.

GPRX Director Jones Franzel offered "Telling A Good Story: How To Get from Idea, to Pitch, to Public," to help youth producers come up with story ideas, a framework to hold it all together and a plan for bringing the work to the world.  Couldn't make it?  Check out Jones' presentation online to help walk you through, and download this handy .pdf worksheet to bring it all together.

Not that there was any doubt, but youth producers are doing some *amazing* work.