Performance poetry is a huge part of the Houston literary scene: our previous Poet Laureate, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, is a performance poet, and poetry slam events happen regularly around the city. But what exactly is performance poetry? How does it differ--in form, structure, content--from traditional written poetry? Join us for an all around spoken word workshop with accomplished performance poet Amal Kassir as well as invited guests from the local scene. We’ll learn to not only write poems, but to perform them--both individually and as a group. And at the end of the workshop, students will have the chance to participate in slam poetry competition with the greater Houston poetry community.
INSTRUCTOR: Amal Kassir TIME: Six Thursdays, March 12th, March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, 6-9 PM PRICE: Early-Bird until Saturday, March 7th: $210 members, $240 non-members. AfterSaturday, March 7th: $240 members, $270 non-members. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here. LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007 LEVEL: All Levels CAP: Limited to 12 Writers