Poetry and the Art of Spoken Word
Number of participants
Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
About this program
An introduction to writing personal narratives using the techniques of storytelling and free verse poetic expression.
Through short captivating performances, Jamaal will demonstrate the power of spoken word. Participants will have a chance to discover the natural cadence of writing using standard and forced rhymes that would be similar to
the speakeasy era of the 60’s, while understanding the relevance of performing constructed pieces for an audience that affects emotional responses and critical thought.
Explores thematic use of language as a portal to public speaking; supports literacy by exploring language devices such as pattern, rhyme, figurative speech and syllabic metre; explores traditional and contemporary functions of melodic language.
In person and online
90 minute session $250 + HST
Half day: two 90 minute sessions $400 + HST
Full day: three 90 minute sessions $650 + HST
Three full day residency:$1,950 + HST
Each additional day: $650 + HST