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Poetry Month Workshop: from Page to Stage with Andrea Thompson (Online — April 20)

Poetry in Performance: Poetry from Page to Stage with Andrea Thompson

Saturday, April 20th, 2024
10:30am to 12:30pm MST
Online via Zoom
WGA members – $18
Nonmembers – $24
Please register using the form below.

In this workshop participants will explore the art of poetry as a vehicle for self-awareness, self-expression, personal empowerment and community building. Over the course of two hours, Andrea will guide participants through the process of creating and sharing a poem – from blank page to public performance. Using an approach that encourages the cathartic possibilities of language while celebrating each participants’ innate style of self-expression, participants will learn how to write with passion about topics that are relevant to them. Through a playful, supportive environment, Andrea will offer participants strategies to banish writer’s block, overcome stage fright and find, develop and nurture their unique poetic voice.

About the Facilitator

Andrea Thompson is poet, novelist, educator and spoken word artist. Her recent collection, A Selected History of Soul Speak (Quartet 2021: Frontenac House), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther, Raymond Souster and Robert Kroetsch awards, and she is the recipient of the 2021 Pavlick Poetry Prize. Andrea currently teaches Creative Writing through the University of Toronto’s English and Drama Department. Her recent spoken word album, The Good Word, is a soulful exploration Black history and faith. To find out more or watch one of her videopoems:

Registration for this event is now closed. If you are registered for the event and have any questions, please contact Ashley Frerichs at [email protected]

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