July 9, 2020
6:30 AM EST

Event Description:

Karen De Mauro’s workshop on Performing Poetry: teaching approaches to performing poetry to embodying the unique voice of each particular poem.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/wFZLbCKzxO4

WWBA is delighted to welcome Karen De Mauro, Artistic Director of The Acting Center in New York City.

De Mauro focuses on teaching students to approach poetry performances with the goal of embodying the unique voice each particular poem needs; encouraging the reader to “take a leap” into the poem itself. Through educational exercises, demonstrated by poet Wayne Mennecke, participants come away with a new understanding of exercises that honor the integrity of the poem they are reading. Exercises review reading poetry on Zoom, breathing patterns, reading speed, and finding the poem’s own spirit and breath. This program is extremely valuable to both seasoned and new poets, as well as any individual that wants to grow their public-speaking skills.