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Your Voice: Out Loud – Spoken Word Workshop by Mary Pinkoski (week 2)

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Mary Pinkoski is a spoken word poet from Edmonton. She was captain of 2011 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team which won the National Championship at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Mary was also voted Most Valuable Poet of the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She was a finalist in the 2011 Edmonton Poetry Laureate competition, as well as a finalist at the 2011 Canadian Individual Slam Championship. Mary was the winner of the 2008 National CBC Poetry Faceoff.

A storyteller at heart, her writing has been called dynamic and visceral. Mary has presented her unique style of spoken word throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Washington. In addition to her live performances, Mary’s work has been played on CBC Radio One’s Radio Active and the Key of A, CKUA’s The Road Home, as well as Philadelphia’s Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry. Mary has also led numerous workshops on spoken word poetry, including work with youth. Mary’s most current chapbook is love is a tree you planted.

Your Voice: Out Loud – Spoken Word Workshop 

Spoken word jumps your writing from the page to the stage. Come explore how to find your own voice in writing and performing spoken word through a number of dynamic, interactive writing exercises. We will also learn a bit of spoken word and slam history and what is happening in the scene today. Come prepared to write, play, perform and explode your words aloud in this class.

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