JERSEY CITY, N.J. / April 3, 2018 –
It’s part Apollo Theater-style
comedy, part hip-hop storytelling, and part dramatic poetry readings.
If Spoken Word/Slam Poetry were a person, it could be poet Gil-Scott
Heron, comedian Chris Rock, and hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur rolled into
one creative force.
Spoken word poetry is a modern twist,
combining storytelling, hip-hop, theater, comedy and political/social
activism. Slam poetry takes it to a higher level – into competitive
poetry and the heart of spoken word movement made popular by shows
Def Poetry Jam
as well as Button Poetry and Slam Find’s YouTube channels.
The Hudson County Community College
(HCCC) Spoken Word/Slam Poetry workshop with Jersey City Slam Master
Mark Skrzypczak can help transform attendees into the next Slam
Poetry superstars. Writers and performers – regardless of
experience – are invited to dig out their notebooks of musings,
observations, or lyrics, and turn their comedies, poetry, or social
commentaries into art forms.
workshop includes a brief overview of poetry slam, writing prompts,
performance exercises, in-class performance, and critique.
Tuition is $49 per person for two
sessions, which will be held on Thursday, May 24 and May 31 from 6:00
to 8:30 p.m. at the HCCC Library Building, 71 Sip Ave., across from
the PATH Transportation Center. Register by May 1 with code “HCCC”
to receive an early bird 20% discount.
Future slam masters may register online
or by contacting Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 201-360-4224. Payment by credit card, money order, cash,
or check is due at registration.