517 Maynard Ave S.
“I speak to faeries who have forgotten the pouches of pixie dust in their possession…I encourage these children to craft limbering language out of lofty aspirations.”
– Mission Statement by Daemond Arrindell
Spoken Word is the writing craft of poetry brought to life through the art of performance. And while its origins go back to the ancient aAfrican griots its prevalence in today’s society is prolific. From commercials for beer and soda to YouTube videos to speeches made to Congress, you can find Spoken Word anywhere and everywhere, for numerous reasons: its level of accessibility
and the simple fact that everyone has a story worth sharing. What will be yours?
In this course we will explore the art of Spoken Word performance poetry, engage in critique/analysis of past and present performers and poetic styles through text, video and audio samplings, find/develop/refine our own voices through writing exercises and take written poems on the journey to become engaging and dynamic performance pieces.
No prior writing experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.