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Spoken Word

Spoken Word

Slam, Jazz, or the poetry of Hip Hop; Spoken Word is an exciting performance poetry art-form that explores the poetic expression of ideas. Our Spoken Word Classes are ideal for those who want to understand the structure and form of spoken word poetry. Start practising techniques used by budding poets on this diverse and trailblazing platform in a safe, welcoming environment.

Explore existing Spoken Word styles and create your own using group discussions, tailored writing assignments and performance exercises for the voice and body.

At the end of this writing course, you will have a clear understanding of poetic writing and know how to connect with existing texts. You will have experience sharing work, providing and responding to feedback with peers and an understanding of the format of live poetry events in anticipation of taking your work to the stage.

Spoken Word & Poetry Classes - course content

This course uses writing prompts designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking. Come prepared with existing ideas or ready to write and explore new ones.

  • Discover the work of prominent spoken word artists, using influences to inform your own personal writing and performance style
  • Work in a safe and nurturing environment, led by an industry professional to foster a supportive space to explore ideas
  • Explore poetic imagery to build a sensory experience alongside your writing
  • Use the body as a communicative tool, building confidence in facial expressions and gestures
  • Learn how to find inspiration and write from prompts both independently and as part of a small group
  • Refine vocal techniques such as volume, pace, confident pauses, impact and intonation

Training

Writing exersises. Vocal and physical performance techniques.

Level

Beginners. No previous writing or performance experience required. Also suitable for actors and writers wanting to gain confidence in their own work.

Styles

Slam, Hip Hop, Jazz, Comedy, Prose.

Meet the tutor

Zakia Carpenter-Hall is a writer and facilitator from the US who currently lives in London. She holds an MFA with Distinction in Creative Writing, and is a winner of Poetry London’s inaugural Mentoring Scheme.

Her work has appeared in visual poetry exhibitions and publications such as Callaloo Journal and Magma. As well as being a former Writer in Residence with The Poetry School and London Parks & Gardens Trust, Zakia is the author of published poetry collection ‘Event Horizon’.

With emphasis on student participation and learning, she has taught seminars at the University of Kingston on writing for advertising, fiction, poetry, script and journalism. She is experienced in leading writing workshops, classes and museum activities - inspiring her students to find the writer within.

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CLASSES STARTING SOON


DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Oct Sat 10:30-17:30 1 day Zakia Carpenter-Hall Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
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2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Zakia Carpenter-Hall Free Word Centre £260.00
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DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Oct Sat 10:30-17:30 1 day Zakia Carpenter-Hall Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Zakia Carpenter-Hall Free Word Centre £260.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
17 Oct Sat 10:30-17:30 1 day Zakia Carpenter-Hall Fora Space - Dallington Street £129.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
2 Feb - 9 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Zakia Carpenter-Hall Free Word Centre £260.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Spoken Word tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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