Introduction to Spoken Word
Sep 2-Oct 21, Wednesdays
Spoken word is a powerful form of performance poetry that combines public speaking skills with poetic techniques. Students will be guided towards writing and performing their own spoken word poems through an 8-week workshop where they will be introduced to the world of spoken word. Contemporary in style and popular among young people, spoken word poetry often tackles current events and social issues through clever wordplay, emotive language and powerful performances. Students will not only craft their own poems but will learn how to perform them effectively, with style and impact, building their confidence as both writers and performers.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Be introduced to the genre of spoken word
  • Experiment with the unique characteristics of performance of poetry
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Learn to write and perform own spoken word poems
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing and revising
  • Improve writing and public speaking skills through feedback from the teacher
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and sharing poems with peers
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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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