The Art of Spoken Word with Karl Parkinson & Jessica Traynor
Starts: Wed 27 Feb 2019 [No class: Wed 20 March]
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 the acclaimed author of The Blocks, a poet and a spoken word artist. He has been a featured performer at festivals and events around the world.
Jessica Traynor’s debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim, was nominated for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award. Her second collection, The Quick, was launched in October 2018.