Spoken Word: Poetry & Performance
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
This three-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, and 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 session, participants will read their spoken word pieces and receive feedback from the instructor and the other participants. In the third session, participants will learn how to perform their pieces. This class will show you how to literally bring your words to life from the page to the stage. This class meets on three Thursdays, February 10, 17 and 24, 6:00-8:00 pm.
About the Instructor: Angelo ‘Eyeambic’ Geter is a dynamic poet, spoken word artist and motivational speaker who merges his passions for poetry and speaking into a unique performance that educates, entertains, and inspires. Over the course of his career, Angelo has amassed several accolades. 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.
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