The activity will consist of three parts and result in the participant(s) gaining knowledge about spoken word and hopefully the confidence to perform their piece in front of their friends, family, or peers. Part one is the explanation of what poetry and spoken word are and the differences between the two. I will also be sharing a spoken word of my own that encourages self love and reminds the participant they have no limits. The second part is a writing exercise where they will respond to the prompt; (write a poem describing who you are and what you want the world around you to look like) and then create their own spoken word. The last part of the activity is a performance/vocal warm up (stretching, vocal warm up, tongue twisters, tips on performing) to help participants get ready to perform the spoken word they’ve written.
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