Poetry Slam Workshop

On Monday, Grade 9 and 10 welcomed two poetry slammers  – Jens Wienand http://jenswienand.de/ and Jason Bartsch http://www.jasonbartsch.com/  – for a spoken word poetry workshop. In preparation for writing original poetry, the poets engaged the students in creative warm-up activities.

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The students learned that poetry doesn’t have to be about big earth-moving things, but that it should be about what they enjoy, have experience with or is important to them. The students wrote collaborative poems, practiced free-thinking and created their own piece for a poetry slam which they performed at the end of the workshop.

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text: AK  photos AK & WL

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