By IYWP Intern Rebecca Jefferson
Throughout this week I’ve worked alongside my fellow IYWP interns and Negro Artist Caleb Rainey in the Write Down, Speak Out: Slam Poetry workshop, where students were given the chance to explore the art of performing written work.
The camp has been building up to this all week; Today at 3pm-4pm in the Englert Theater the Write Down, Speak Out Crew will be performing the poems they’ve worked on this week!
With engaging prompts like: “write something you’re afraid to write about,” or, “what have you learned most recently that changed your perspective?” Students and volunteers alike found themselves pushing the limits of their writing to it’s boundaries.
Of course, the heart of our workshop was in performing, where students were invited to analyze how they can utilize the qualities of their voice, natural gestures, and movements to elicit emotions from an audience.
So, without further ado, I invite you to spend an afternoon with us at the Englert, see you there!