Perform Your Poetry

A Workshop with Rawa Majdi


Are you a poet? Do you want to learn how to give killer performances on stage?

In this two-day workshop, participants will refine their poems-in-progress to move them from the page to the stage, learning techniques on writing and then editing a performance poem. They will then learn how to capture an audience completely with their words, with tips on presentation, cadence, volume, and flow.


Workshop agenda
Day 1:
6:00 – 6:30 PM : Short Writing Session with a prompt/writing exercise
6:30 – 7:15 PM: Writing/Editing Your Poem to Prepare for the Stage – lecture
7:15 – 8:00 PM: Poetry Feedback Session

Day 2:
6:00 – 6:45 PM: Your Performance: how to perform a poem – lecture
6:45 – 7:15 PM: Shake It Off – partner/group activity
7:15 – 8:00 PM: Performance Feedback Session

Who can attend?

Those who have written poetry previously, and are interested in trying, or improving their skills in performance poetry or spoken word – i.e. not complete beginners to poetry. 

Ages 15 and up

Price: KD 20

When: 6-8 PM, December 11 & 12 (Monday & Tuesday)
Where: Sirdab Lab

Register here.

About the instructor:
Rawa Majdi is a performance poet and co-founder of Kuwait Poets Society, a collective of poets who routinely create and curate poetry nights, readings, workshops, and open mics. She was recently a fellow at the Poetry Foundation & Crescendo Literary’s 2017 Poetry Incubator in Chicago, and has performed her poetry across Kuwait and the United States.