Poetry and Spoken Word: From Page to Stage with Dan Simpson
1 day course
Day and time: Saturday 10 – 4.30pm
Dates: 21st March 2020
Venue: Waterstones Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate NG1 2GR
Cost: £75, £70 conc.
Do you feel nervous about performing your poems, or want to bolster your stage presence? Are you getting ready for your first open mic, slam, or feature performance? Looking to make the jump from writing for the page to writing for the stage? Join established spoken word poet Dan Simpson to write poems for performance. Learn new stagecraft skills and develop your performance presence. Featuring stimulating writing prompts and tailored coaching designed to develop your craft. After this, your unique voice will be supercharged and ready for that gig. Bring your existing poems you’d like to hear out loud, your sharpest writing skills, and an openness to sharing your words – and you’ll leave confident in your spoken word abilities.
About the Tutor:
Dan Simpson is a writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging contemporary work that is popular, smart, and funny. His subjects include science and technology; history and place; art and geek culture; people and poetry. Dan has performed around the world including at Glastonbury Festival, Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Sofar Sounds Auckland, and on BBC Radio. He has created five stand-up poetry shows for Edinburgh Fringe. Dan is the former Canterbury Laureate, and his first collection of poetry is Applied Mathematics, published by Burning Eye Books – with second collection Totally Cultured due in 2019.