Poetry: Spoken Word & Perform

Sep. 11, 2019 7:00 PM

From Page to Stage: A Spoken Word Poetry and Performance Workshop

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Saints and Sinners Lounge Patio

Explore your inner poet with this series of poetry workshops designed for anyone at any stage of their artistic journey. Hosted by spoken word poet Grace Carras, these workshops will culminate in an open mic poetry night on Thursday, September 19. Poets and writers can attend one or all free workshops; pre-registration is required for each workshop as space is limited.

September 11 session: What is it that makes a reading of a poem engaging? We know exactly what mood we try to communicate to readers on the page, but how does that translate to an oral reading? How do we toe the line between reading and performance? If you have never read a poem out loud, or are seeking to tighten up your performance skills, this is the workshop for you. We will listen to various poems read out loud, discuss what makes readings successful or not, and then practice readings of our own work. Poets and writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome in this fun, collaborative performance workshop.

Grace Carras is a spoken word poet from Midland, Michigan. She is the winner of the 2019 Mark Ritzenehin Emerging Poet Award, the 2018 Lansing Sidewalk Poetry Competition, and was a semifinalist in the 2018 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, where she and her team placed 9th in the world. She leads creative writing workshops for students at the Alden B Dow Home and Studio, and is a proud co-founder of The Poetry Room Open Mic in Lansing, which she co-hosted for two years.

Free Workshop Dates:
August 28: These Things I Know to Be True: A Spoken Word Poetry Writing Workshop
September 4: The Poet’s Roundtable: A Poetry Editing Workshop
September 11: From Page to Stage: A Spoken Word Poetry and Perfromance Workshop
September 19: A Poetry Open Mic, featuring Dennis Hinrichsen