Spoken Word 101: Bringing Words to Life
This two-part class will introduce participants to the art of spoken word poetry. It will educate on the origins, and purpose of spoken word and poetry slam. This course will expose students to the artform, techniques, and skills used to craft spoken word pieces. Furthermore, it will examine spoken word work to demonstrate how literary devices employed in traditional poetry are expanded in this genre. Participants will be guided through several prompts and exercises to help them craft their own original work. In the second part of the course, participants will perform their spoken word pieces and receive critique from the instructor and the other participants. This class will show you how to literally bring your words to life from the page to the stage. This class meets on two Tuesdays, April 20 & 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
About the Instructor: Angelo ‘Eyeambic’ Geter is a dynamic poet, spoken word artist and motivational speaker whose unique work educates, entertains and inspires. He blends his pieces with commentary, stories and personal narratives that transcend a traditional lecture or performance. He currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rock Hill, SC, and a 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. Geter is also a 2019 All-America city winner, 2018 National Poetry Slam champion, Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam finalist, Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam finalist and has performed and competed in several venues across the country. His work has appeared on All Def Poetry, Charleston Currents, and the Academy of American Poets “Poem a Day” series.