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"Introduction to Spoken Word"

with Erin Scott

Saturday, November 18

Downtown Kelowna branch ORL

1380 Ellis St, Kelowna

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm


Come and learn some basics of spoken word! This workshop is for anyone who wants to read their work aloud, and especially for writers thinking about the performance or recital of their poetry. We will work through sound, voice, body, and gesture, and expand our understanding of what constitutes poetry and how we define spoken word. Together, we will write new words, collaborate, and share, which will empower participants to get on stage with confidence.

Register here.

Erin Scott (she/they) is a poet and performer living on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples (Kelowna, BC). Erin is a founding member of Inspired Word Café, a literary arts non-profit offering open mics, poetry slams, and workshops in the Okanagan Valley. Their first chapbook, "Atrophy", won the John Lent Poetry Prose Award 2019 and was published by Kalamalka Press in 2020. “to make it whole again”, her second chapbook, was published in 2021 with broke press. Their award-winning performance work has been hosted on stages across Canada. Erin holds an MFA in performance and writing and is currently a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBCO.

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