4:00 - 5:00pm
Facilitator: Sho Wiley
All a poet needs is a blank page (virtual, figurative, made of light and/or dark, vellum, unfolded from a napkin) and pointer (pen, fingers, point of mind…), right? Oh and oozings of raw talent, lashings of inspiration, and tons of time (this is my preference!).
Or, maybe some warm-up exercises, in the company of other writers, and some shared ideas of what works for them? Due to the decline of café poet random meet ups, we have come to rely on the writing workshop. This is what we’ll do: I’ll share a few of the best warm-up exercises and writing prompts I’ve created or been given with permission to share. Overall, these have been developed for writing/composing spoken word, but every new poem is really an experiment, so please feel welcome. We’ll finish with a brief update on where to go to perform or hear spoken word/slam poetry in the local scene.