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Performing Poetry Workshop Series

This three-part cumulative series focuses on presentation skills like conducting attention and listener absorption through pacing, phrasing, and spatial awareness.  Discovery of authentic personal style, sensitivity to listener expectations, honoring the integrity of the poem, and the ability to make moment-to-moment adjustments, all take time and practice. Experiment with dozens of techniques, exercises, and useful guidelines.
Workshop series is designed for poets who want to explore the power of their presence, in a multitude of different capacities, to present poetry. Bring at least one 3-minute piece of your own to read to the first workshop. Members will have the opportunity to present their work during the Open Mic on June 7th, from 7 – 9 pm.

Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$45 for 3 classes (Click to register)

Community open mic optional & free for workshop participants:

Fri. June 7 at 7:00 – 9 pm (More info)

 

Communication Coach, Writer, and Storyteller, Karen De Mauro, shares 40 years of experience in creating, directing, and performing in venues from international businesses to national parks, from Broadway stages to book stores, and from schools to stadiums.  Ms. De Mauro is Artistic Director of The Acting Center and Naturestages, and Co-Founder of The Center for Nature Writing at Seatuck.  She directed for The United Nations, performed at The Smithsonian, Central Park HCA Festival, and The Kongo Noh Festival in Kyoto, and works as an international Artist in Residence.

If you cannot commit to all 3 sessions, please email events@waltwhitman.org to request special exception pricing.