Youth Slam Team

Live Seed's youth slam team gives students the opportunity to travel and showcase their talents at the national level. The team has represented Memphis at Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival since 2014 and made it to the semifinal level of competition in 2019.

In-School Residencies

Live Seed offers short and long term residencies with Memphis area schools. We connect poets and teaching artists with educators to facillitate in-school writing and peformance workshops.

All partner schools receive kick-off assembly, on-campus programming, and professional development resources for teachers.

For more details about bringing a residency to your school, contact


Weekly Workshops

Do you have strong interest in creative writing or spoken word? Live Seed offers weekly workshops, every saturday in the Cloud901 Lab at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library from October 19th, 2019 - April 17th, 2020.
These workshops are open to all levels of writing and no registration is required.