Rhea Carmon presents:
Performance Poets – The modern day Griots
Saturday May 22, online Zoom 10:45 to 2:30
These workshops in the series designed by John C. Mannone have been wonderful intimate experiences with fellow writers.
CWG member rate $10- and nonmember rate $15-.
Abstract: Spokenword poetry, hip hop, and slam all originated from the idea of storytelling. It has been used as a means of communication, history, activism, and encouragement. You can learn a lot about a person by listening to their stories written in a performance style. In this workshop, we will talk about rhythm and movement of spokenword,
Rhea Carmon, also known by her stage moniker, RheaSunshine, has been writing and performing spoken word poetry and slam for 20 years. Her poems are powerfully motivating with an emphasis on her own personal struggles and how others can overcome. She is the director of the annual 5th Woman On Stage (2014 – 2018), a producer for Carmon Sense Productions, coordinator for the 5th Woman Workshops, Executive Producer for Beyond the Spark, and the Poet Laureate for the city of Knoxville. Rhea has self-published 4 chapbooks, released 3 spokenword CDs and is currently working creating a series of workshops for youth, married couples, and individuals wanting poetic therapy.
Rhea Carmon website
Workshop schedule: Zoom link is sent to registrants Friday before workshop. All times Eastern USA
10:45 Login, welcome introductions, troubleshoot technical issues
11:00 Craft presentation
12 Noon: grab your lunch; Q/A and chatt
12:30: Break for writing
1:30: Reconvene for discussion and sharing works as participants desire
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May Workshop nonmember