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Ngahuru: Spoken Word


Thu 1 Jun 2017, 4:30pm–6:30pm
Thu 8 Jun 2017, 4:30pm–6:30pm
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 4:30pm–6:30pm
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 4:30pm–6:30pm
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 4:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Te Oro, 98 Line Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland

Restrictions: R13

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  • Admission: Free


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Listed by: maryannebyf

Ngahuru: Spoken Word - Ages 13 - 24
Register at the Te Oro website
Free workshops, limited spaces.

After a hugely successful 1 day workshop in April at Te Oro we are working with Action Education and Ken Arkind to deliver the Ngahuru: Spoken Word series.
This 8-week series introduces participants/students to the art of spoken word poetry and help them to begin crafting their own poems.
No experience required.

Spoken Word is poetry that has been written to be performed and is based on the interaction between the performer and the audience. Many rappers like Kendrick Lamar have a Spoken Word poetry background but Spoken Word is not rap. There are similarities such as the use of wordplay, rhyme and rhythm but Spoken Word poetry is not usually accompanied by music.
At its best, Spoken Word is a powerful, high-energy form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds.
Action Education (facilitator – Ken Arkind)

Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 200 colleges and universities. He is the founding Program Director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organisation dedicated to helping Colorado youth find a voice through the mediums of poetry and performance. Ken has recently completed his Bachelor of Creative Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology specialising in creative writing.

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