I am offering a series of workshops through the Family Academy of Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia. They are completely FREE and you can sign up and register on the spot. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
Intro to Slam Poetry & Spoken Word Creative Writing
Presenter: Jonathan B. Tucker, DC Slam Team
Who Should Attend? Parents and caregivers of students in grades 7-adult + students in grades 9-12 AND YOU!
Special Information: No experience necessary, you only need to be a poet at heart. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. This course will be offered again in Session II on February 10, 17 and 24, 2011.
Dates: December 9 and 16, 2010 and January 6, 2010
Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Description: Participants are introduced to one of the most popular forms of self-expression for teenagers: Spoken Word and Slam Poetry! We will write together, and with coaching, perform and speak in a language young people can connect with and learn from.
Course Objectives: In this course, participants will:
1) Learn creative writing techniques to facilitate poetry writing and performance.
2) Find out about poetry slam competitions and other positive outlets for adults and teens to perform.
3) Be in a space where they can receive encouragement and support for their own creativity, honesty and thinking.