Spoken word poetry workshop with Lyrical Faith
Find Your Voice Summer 2023
This event is part of our summer reading program, Find Your Voice, and is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Athol Public Library and/or the Athol Cultural Council
Find Your Voice in Spoken Word Poetry!
Join celebrated poet and spoken word artist Lyrical Faith for this interactive workshop.
In this workshop, participants will understand and be able to identify the elements of dynamic storytelling through spoken word poetry. You will analyze and unpack the works of award-winning spoken word artists that engage audience members around passionate delivery and social justice oriented concepts.
You'll will have the opportunity to listen, write, and share aloud your own stories through discussion prompts and designated reflection time that ultimately is designed to support a working draft of their own original spoken word poem.
Materials to bring:
Something to write with, something to write on, and an open mind.
About our instructor:
Lyrical Faith is a Black American educator, activist, and spoken word poet from the Bronx. She is the third-ranked woman poet in the world as of the 2022 Womxn of the World Poetry Slam, an inaugural Bronx Poet Laureate finalist, a two-time recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award, and the 2015 Syracuse University Poet of the Year.
Lyrical Faith is a graduate of the public relations program at Syracuse University, a masters degree recipient of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at New York University, and a current social justice education doctoral student at UMass, studying the intersections of arts and activism. Her work has been featured on Write About Now Poetry, Huffington Post Black Voices, and News 12 the Bronx.
Following the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to perform at the 6:30 open mic event.
Part of our summer reading program, Find Your Voice.
Registration is required.