Ages 14+ (open to adults)
From Jack Kerouac to the Sugar Hill Gang to Wu Tang Clan to today’s latest stars, spoken word and music have become a major force in today’s artistic landscape. Learn techniques used to create written poetry - from master wordsmiths - by focusing on the placement of words to rhythms or vice versa. Through games; exploring techniques used by artists of the spoken word such as beat poets, rappers, hip-hop artists from the 80s and 90s; and free spoken-word poetry, students discover their own voice. Students learn to write and perform creative poetry and freestyle (spontaneous) poetry. Class size limited to 8.
Here's a description of the class from instructor Terry Greene:
Jul 13 – Aug 26, Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm
For more information or for help with enrollment, contact Dan Jatovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org