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.
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.
text: AK photos AK & WL