Roberto Ascalon Pre Grand Slam Workshop

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Seattle Poetry Slam says
Want to shake up your writing? Looking at novel ways of writing poetry for the slam, 2015 Seattle Grand Slam headliner Roberto Ascalon will lead a workshop designed to inspire poems that have never been seen before. He’ll focus on using language in new ways to challenge the slam form (and we love a good challenge). Roberto’s hope is that you come out of this workshop with the tools to create poems that are rich, fresh, and unorthodox. Catch his workshop and then come see him at the Grand Slam on May 2!

DETAILS:
May 1, 2015
7-9pm

Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Pay at the door, $10-12 sliding scale
This workshop is FREE for youth (under 21).
***There are 15 spots in this workshop; to secure your spot, email seattlepoetryslam@gmail.com with the subject line “Workshop on 5.1.15.”***

ABOUT ROBERTO:
New York City-born Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist who lives in the historic Youngstown/Cooper School in West Seattle. Ascalon, the recent recipient of the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize, uses his love of the craft of poetry to transform the world that surrounds him. He connects with audiences via universal narratives that encompass topics like racism, first kisses, love, family, and Spam. He has taught at Nova High School and participated in Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the Schools program. Roberto currently works as a teaching artist and mentor for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the Service Board.
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