Tickets – £12
Ranters and ravers, poets and players and anyone else who has something to say…this is a workshop that’s made for anyone who fancies stepping into the world of Spoken Word!
Spoken Word is an exciting word based form of expression that uses rhyme and rhythm to share stories, observations and good old fashioned rants. Sitting somewhere between traditional poetry and rap, Spoken Word is a genre that encourages you to say whatever it is that you really want to say!
In this 2 hour workshop you’ll be given space to freewrite, prompts to inspire you and guidance to shape your writing into a piece that you could proudly perform at an open mic event.
A free follow-on event will take place in the library at 4pm for all workshoppers to be able to read out their work, should they choose. This is a family friendly closed mic session, a safe space to practice spoken word, that will also involve workshoppers from the children’s spoken word session. Please feel free to bring friends and family along to come and watch.
About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. Having worked as a teacher and an education consultant for many years, she set up WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is a producer and advisor for Paper Nations at Bath Spa UniversityShe believes that everyone has the right to express themselves in writing and runs all her sessions with a positive approach. Her passion for poetry and story along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her lively and open presentation style. She will do her very best to ensure that you find the support you need to make your writing work.