(Poetry) Slam 201 is a generative and performance workshop focused on individual and collaborative writing for live competition. We will briefly examine the history and rules of the Slam Poetry genre, write new and exciting work as individuals and teams, use a critique session to delve deep into the poem’s intended message, and focus on moving the written word from the page to the microphone. Participants will receive performance tips and feedback that will add emotional depth and impact to their spoken word delivery.
(Poetry) Slam 201 is designed for writers (17 years old and up) of any experience level.
Workshop dates are: Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2-4pm, in-person at Gemini Ink
*For those who took Slam 101, this class will expand on the knowledge gained in the first class and is more generative and performance-focused. Please note (Poetry) Slam 101 is not a prerequisite, as this class will briefly reintroduce the lessons of the former class.
Christopher “Rooster” Martinez is an educator and spoken word poet from San Antonio, Texas. He earned a MA/MFA in Creative Writing, Literature & Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University. He is the author of two poetry books: A Saint for Lost Things (Alabrava Press, 2020) and As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, 2020). For twelve years, Rooster competed and won slams across the country and co-founded the literary nonprofit Write Art Out Inc.
This is a Weekly Recurring EventRuns from May 6, 2023 to May 27, 2023 and happens every Saturdays:2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT