Spoken Word

SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP (new to Sage Hill) | July 21 – 31, 2014

 This is a workshop for six participants who will create and refine spoken word pieces, and learn techniques and concepts to support engaging writing and dynamic performances. In a supportive, mentoring environment, participants will learn to bring their words to life through the playful exploration of a range of spoken word forms, and to take their work from the page to the stage with confidence. Applicants should have significant performance experience, awards, and feature invitations to events and different spoken word series. Workshops and colloquium in other genres occur simultaneously on-site. Application is limited to writers 19 years of age and older from Canada and abroad. Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 28, 2014

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thompson_andrea-5064with Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson is a writer, teacher, activist and mentor, who has been a mainstay on the Canadian spoken word scene for the past twenty years. Thompson’s poetry collection, Eating the Seed (Ekstasis Editions, 2000), has been featured on the reading list at the University of Toronto, and at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is also the co-editor of Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, an anthology released by Inanna Publications in the fall of 2010. In 2012, Thompson received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, with a full-length fiction manuscript for her thesis.  Her debut novel is due out with Inanna Publications in the spring of 2014.