Open to all.
Limited to 12 participants.
In this workshop, participants will step out of their comfort zones and onto the stage.
Objectives include learning about the history of spoken word and its place within the wider world of poetry, understanding some of the stigma surrounding spoken word and slam, and increasing appreciation for the craft of writing for performance.
Resource materials include but will not be limited to text, audio, and video from some of the best known and most beloved poets in Canada and the U.S. Participants will be expected to watch and/or listen to poems, discuss form and poetic devices, create original work, and share with the group.
Poetry as creative catharsis, democratization, and act of rebellion will be examined.
Performance tips such as mic use and engagement with the audience will also be discussed.
Important Note: This workshop will start online. If conditions continue to improve, it may be possible to switch to a hybrid delivery system later this spring if the workshop leader and participants wish to do so.