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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Egleston Square Branch
  • Adult (18+)

Don’t Just Stand There and Read It! Performing Your Writing | ¡No te pares ahí leyendo sin hacer nada! Interpretando tu escritura en vivo

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Class Description

Are you ready to share your writing--live? While spoken word artists write in a tradition that is oral, musical, performative, AND literary, what about performing our stories, essays, and poems that were written primarily for the page? How can we amp up the potential of the literary reading to connect with audiences and bring new dimensions to our work? We’ll talk about how to select material to read aloud, timing, pacing, projection, and eye contact. We’ll also look at examples of poets and writers who are compelling performers and have introduced elements of sound, music, theater, film and visual and performance art into their readings. Bring up to 3 pages of finished work. We especially encourage past Write Down the Street participants to attend this workshop.

This workshop welcomes participants comfortable in English, Spanish, or both.

Families welcome. Coffee and snacks provided. Teens are welcome to attend with an older relative. We will provide simple activities to keep young children occupied.

This class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Egleston Square branch, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119. If you have any difficulty signing up online, please call 617-695-0075.

¡No te pares ahí leyendo sin hacer nada! Interpretando tu escritura en vivo

sabado 23 de junio, 11:30am-1:00pm

Listo para compartir tus escritos--¿en vivo? Mientras los artistas spoken word escriben dentro de una tradición que es a la vez oral, musical, literaria, y performativa, ¿que tal de traer al escenario nuestros cuentos, crónicas, y poemas escritos para la página? ¿Como podemos explotar las potenciales de la lectura literaria para conectar con públicos y añadir nuevas dimensiones a nuestras obras escritas? Nuestra discusión abarcará temas como seleccionar material, el tiempo, el ritmo, la proyección de la voz, y contacto visual. También veremos ejemplos de escritores y poetas que son intérpretes fabulosos y que han introducido a sus lecturas elementos de sonido, música, teatro, cine, performance, y arte visual. Debes traer hasta 3 páginas de tu obra escrita. En particular le animamos a los que han participado anteriormente en Write Down the Street a asistir a este taller.

Son bienvenidos en este taller los participantes que se sienten cómodos en inglés o español.

La clase tomará lugar en el sucursal Egleston Square de la Biblioteca Pública de Boston, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119. Cualquier dificultad para inscribirse en linea, favor de llamar a 617-695-0075.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.