Creative Writing: Spoken Word

Creative Writing: Spoken Word

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom Online
$40 / $30 (members)

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Saturday – POSTPONED
10:00am – 12:00pm Eastern Time
7:00 – 9:00am Pacific Time

Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $30
Non-members: $40

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Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

Do you have plenty to say but don’t seem to know where to begin? 

Do you love music and singing but don’t feel musically inclined? 

Do you love poetry, theater or any performing arts?  

Then you might just fall in love with the art of the Spoken Word.

The medium of poetry thrives on vivid imagery and description. But not just visual imagery, any “image” or description that activates any of the five senses, taste, smell, touch, or sound as well. 

Spoken word is similar to poetry, but the primary sense we tap into here is auditory, the sense of hearing.  

Spoken word is lyrical, a song without music, a speech without formality or a poem without a page.  

In this workshop you will discover the rhythms that want to create themselves as you unlock your stream of consciousness and create a spoken word piece in real time that comes directly from your heart.  

You will learn how to craft a piece that is meaningful to you, dripping with wisdom, or mystery, or humor, and how to punctuate or highlight that meaning through the use of skillful rhyme, strategic metaphor and unexpected repetition. 

We will examine a few famous spoken word pieces in detail and then we will spend time writing and workshopping our own spoken word masterpieces. 

Please note: This class will take place on Zoom. Have the Zoom app downloaded onto your device and become familiar with using it prior to the first class.

About the instructor

Brian Hogan is a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program. He has released multiple award-winning short films and a two-hour award winning TV pilot screenplay. He is also a Creativity and Clarity Coach specializing in helping artists and creatives find clarity and move past blocks as they discover and honor their own artistic processes. For more about Brian see


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