The Clark Center for the Performing Arts in coordination with La Perla del Marpresents Project Voice on January 15 & 16, 2012.

Conceived in 2004, Project VOICE encourages young people to engage with the world around themselves and use Spoken Word Poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. The Clark Center welcomes the two founders of Project VOICE, Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye, for an inspiring performance of spoken word poetry.

Sarah Kay is a Spoken Word Poet who grew up in New York City and began performing her poetry when she was only fourteen years old.  Even though she was often the youngest poet by a decade, Sarah made herself at home at the Bowery Poetry Club, one of New York’s most famous Spoken Word venues. Sarah was featured on the sixth season of the television series Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, where she performed her poem “Hands” and is a published author.

Phil first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17 and since then has had the privilege of touring across the country as a celebrated performer, writer, and teacher. He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center, and most recently coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team, ranked third in the nation. His first book, A Light Bulb Symphony, was published in 2011, and his work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine.

A special meet and greet will be held at Gather Wine Bar after the performance for Sponsors and Patrons. Various free workshops will also be held prior to the performance and the next day.

For more information on these workshops or sponsorship, please visit

Ticketsfor Project Voice are $10 Adults and $5 for Students and are on sale now. Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande.

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For more info on Sarah Kay, see her website at

For more info on Phil Kaye, see his website at