The Art of Spoken Word with Karl Parkinson & Jessica Traynor
Starts: Wed 7 Mar 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members
As an art form and mode of communication, spoken word is enjoying tremendous popularity and is a powerful and playful way to communicate on themes of social importance. Spoken word embraces word-play, intonation and voice inflection with strong links to rap, hip-hop, theatre, jazz and blues. While the words are important, how they are delivered is equally so. This new course takes a two-pronged approach, as acclaimed author, poet and poetry performer, Karl Parkinson focuses on the art of performance, the truth, delivery and connection to the audience, while award-winning poet Jessica Traynor will guide participants through the technicalities of the form.
Karl Parkinson is an acclaimed author(The Blocks),poet and spoken word artist.He has been a featured performer at festivals and events around the world.
Jessica Traynor is a poet and creative writing teacher from Dublin. She was formerly Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre. Her first collection, A Liffey Swim, was published by Dedalus Press and is shortlisted for the Shine/Strong First Collection Award.