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 Рi.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.