Free Me Fast Open Mic & Workshops

Starting in January 2016, join us for a free workshop and open mic series at The Mix at the SFPL! Please share this amazing opportunity!

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WRITERSCORPS PRESENTS

Free Me Fast: OPEN MIC & SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOPS

January 12- May 17, 2016

Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.

The Mix @ SFPL (2nd Floor)
100 Larkin Street
SF, CA 94102

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1myzJsg
The Mix @SFPL: http://themixatsfpl.org/events/writerscorps-free-me-fast

Open to ages 13-18

Weekly Free Me Fast Spoken Word Workshops are facilitated by teaching artists and accomplished performance poets Maddy Clifford and Sandra García Rivera. Students will generate creative writing, poems, and learn microphone and performance skills to stand up confidently to any microphone in the Bay Area and beyond.

First-timers and experienced poets welcome. Bring new or old poems to the workshop, or just bring a willingness to write, and step up to the mic.

MONTHLY FREE ME FAST OPEN MIC WILL BE HELD ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH:
JAN. 26TH | FEB. 23RD | MAR. 22ND | APR. 26TH | MAY 24TH

*NO OPEN MIC DURING SPRING BREAK

The Open Mic will be hosted by students and guest artists, and each reader/performer can share up to two pieces.

SIGN-UP AT THE MIX AT 4:15 P.M.

 

Any questions? Email hello@writerscorps.org or call 415-252-2221.

 

 

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WritersCorps @ Howard Zinn Boook Fair, November 15

Join WriterCorps at our panel discussion at the 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair 2015: A Celebration Of People’s Historyzinn-12x18jpg2-1WC

WritersCorps: Creative Writing as Liberatory Education

San Francisco’s WritersCorps program has been empowering youth through creative writing for 20 years by placing writers in schools, community programs, and juvenile hall for 3-year-long writing residencies. This panel discussion will focus on using creative writing with youth as a liberatory, and even transgressive, educational method.

The panel of three current WritersCorps teaching artists – Sandra Garcia Rivera, Harold Terezón, and Annie Rovzar – will be moderated by WritersCorps training coordinator Minna Dubin. Panelists will discuss techniques they use in their workshops, including how they teach information through interactive, non-traditional practices, ways they honor varying experiences in a group, and how they hold and acknowledge intense emotions in the classroom. We will have some great resources and free merchandise to give away.

Please stop by our WritersCorps information table.

WHAT: WritersCorps: Creative Writing as Liberatory Education

WHEN: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 11am-12pm

LOCATION: James Baldwin Room [panel discussion]

City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus

1125 Valencia St, SF

COST: Free and open to the public!

FB Invite: Click here.

MORE INFO:

http://howardzinnbookfair.com/

Book fair hours: 10am – 6pm

Book fair poster designed by Fernando Marti

 

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WritersCorps was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Learn more about the award and hear the First Lady speak about the importance of arts education.