Back to Life – Spoken Word, Performance Workshop

The final part of Calliope Collective’s Spoken Word Poetry Project is all about the performance!

Award-winning Poet, Writer, and Dancer, Abena Beloved Green returns as we continue our exploration of healing through the pandemic by connecting to nature and expressing it with the Spoken Word.

In our first two workshops in September and March (you do not need to have attended to participate in part 3) the focus was on writing for the spoken word with an introduction to the performance. In this class, Abena will expand on the performance element process.

Free for any participants of parts 1 and 2, sliding scale for those just joining us.

Abena seeks to create, engage, and elevate through words and movement. She will continue to draw on her knowledge of multiple artistic disciplines to guide participants through the process of performing their creative pieces.

The intention is to have you leave with a piece ready for performance and a dozen participants will have the opportunity to complete a proper recording of their writing.

For those who did not participate in parts one and two, you will receive writing prompts before the workshop so you will have something to work on and refine during the afternoon.

If the pandemic has left you feeling isolated, introverted, or in a creative rut, this class is here to reignite your urge for artistic expression.

All levels of experience and performing discipline welcome – you do not need to be a “poet” or even a “writer” – this is to guide folks through a process of gratitude and expression.

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Kingston Arts Council/City of Kingston Arts Fund for supporting this project.

For more information, please see the link below.

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