An introduction to spoken word poetry
This 5 week course will explore the exciting world of spoken word poetry and performance poetry. We will be listening to and reading some of the most exciting poetry in the current UK spoken word scene, writing our own work and developing performance skills..and all of this is a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment.
The course will culminate in a visit to a Leicester spoken word night and students will have the opportunity to perform their own work there. This course is suitable for absolute beginner writers, no previous experience of creative writing or poetry is needed, and it would also be of interest to more experienced writers who want to develop their performance skills or to hone their work to perform. The course will cover ; Getting started in writing spoken word poetry Editing your work What makes a good spoken word poem Performance skills and much more.
Cathi Rae is an experienced spoken word poet, performing throughout the UK, she has been described as " A spoken word icon" by Joelle Taylor ( winner of the T.S Elliot prize for poetry 2021), she is a multiple slam poetry winner and has extensive experience of leading creative writing workshops and adult education classes.