Spoken Word Performance & Writing Workshop
Try your hand at writing a spoken word poem in this hands-on workshop. After a performance and introduction, Lisa Shen will guide participants step-by-step through the writing process, explaining how to incorporate imagery and engage the senses. You'll have a chance to share your work—bring your bravery!
Lisa Shen (she/her) is a writer and spoken word artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work centers on feminism and gender-based violence, with secondary focuses on Chinese-Canadianism, disability, and queer identity. A winner of multiple slam and poetry awards, she has featured at arts festivals and events across North America, and has various works published. Lisa is the Director of Sauga Poetry, Mississauga’s hub for spoken word events, and recently won the 2022 Buddies Queer Emerging Artists Award for Spoken Word/Poetry for her contribution to community. Dedicated to uplifting spoken word across the Greater Toronto Area, she works with high schools to bring poetry into the classroom.
Presented in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets
A Burlington Lyrics & Poetry Festival presentation
AGE GROUP: | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs, Writing | Author Events |
TAGS: | M25 | lyricpoetry |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
Located in a shared facility with Dr Frank J Hayden Secondary School and Haber Recreation Centre, Alton Branch Library operates jointly with the Halton Board of Education. The facility's official opening was celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 2013