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    Poetry Workshops with CSWF

    by Phil - 0 Comment(s)

    Anybody know what happened to March? I've seen months go by too fast before but honestly cannot believe we're less than a week from April. It's a bit concerning when large chunks of time go by like that, but the good news is it's pretty much April already. And there's a lot going on around town for writers in April, including a world class festival that brings in poets from all over the world.

    The Calgary Spoken Word Festival starts April 6 and runs slams, open mics, special events, launches, and generally amazing displays of poetic performance right through the month. With the quality of performers visiting this year it might be best to just sit back and soak it all in, but for those looking to hone their own spoken word skills the festival is also a great chance to work with some of the best.

    There are 6 workshops this year:

    Sunday April 14, 9 - 11am, PENN KEMP

    Sunday April 14, 11am - 2pm, MOLLY PEACOCK

    Friday April 19, NOON - 2pm, ANDREI CODRESCU

    Friday April 19, 2:30 - 4:30pm, TOM WAYMAN

    Saturday April 20, 1 - 3pm, BOB HOLMAN

    Sunday April 21, 11am - 2pm, LIZ LOCHHEAD

    If you need a little inspiration to get in the mood, look no further than 'The Spoken Word Workbook' edited by the festival's Producer & Artistic Director Sheri-D Wilson. This learning tool is also available electronically at spokenwordworkbook.com.

    Is it April yet?