The Introduction to Spoken Word workshop will focus on the very basics of spoken word poetry. The participants will learn how they can create their stage presence and will explore ways in which the poet moves the audience, while also taking care of themselves through the process. There will be time and space to both write and perform during this workshop to help each participant build a solid foundation.
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About the instructor:
Andre Fenton has a passion for storytelling across many different mediums such as creative fiction, poetry, and film. He is the recipient of the Spirit of The Slam Award which he received during the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2015. Andre has performed and represented Halifax at 7 national poetry slams across Canada and has been featured on CBC, The Coast, and TELUS stories. Andre is currently a member at large on the board of Spoken Word Canada and a member of the board of directors for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. He is an author of a collection of poetry called Ode to Teen Angst, and has a forthcoming novel with Formac publishing called Worthy of Love set to be released on October 1st of 2018.