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Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam: Tournament and Workshops

Fri, Jul 19, 2019 from 6:00 pm - Sat, Jul 20, 2019 from 4:00 pm PDT

The Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam is a two day tournament featuring teams of spoken word poets from all over the Pacific Northwest (and beyond!). In this event, four teams of poets will compete in a battle of words at 6pm, followed by a different set of four teams at 8pm. Audience members selected at random determine the winner. Come see this dynamic event for yourself!

Day two of the tournament will consist of the following workshops:

Improv Rules For Writers Workshop || Literary Arts || 10:00am – 11:30am

We will say ‘yes’ to reading our work out loud as a group in one day based around techniques developed in class and make a group performance poetry piece to celebrate in-class collaboration and writing improvisation. Hosted by Skyler Reed & Robert Lashley.

Taxonomy Based Writing Workshop || Literary Arts || 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Our surroundings provide us with wonder. Language blossoms from the same roots the flowers do. This generative writing workshop will use floral native to Oregon as inspiration for blossoming new work. Hosted by Jayy Dodd.

Performance Workshop with Doc Luben || Literary Arts || 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This upbeat, nuts-and-bolts performance workshop will focus on how to amplify your own unique power and rhythms to connect more deeply with your audience, and how to steer around the unconscious habits and blocks that keep your beautiful, ugly, important poems from being heard as they deserve to be. Doc Luben draws on decades of experience in performance and coaching to sharpen and energize the storytelling aspect of your spoken word. Participation is invited but not required.

All workshops are free and don’t require registration.