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Jersey City Slam: Narrative Poetry Workshop

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Smush Gallery

340 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Jersey City Slam Presents a Workshop on Poetic Narrative Taught by Mark Skrzypczak

Narrative Poems Tell a Story

The narrative poem has become the staple of most spoken word poets’ arsenals and is many people’s exposure to poetry in general. Narrative poems – which simply mean “story poems” – are among the oldest forms of literature. Before there were printed books, people would tell stories through narrative poems, using rhythm, rhyme, repetition and vivid language to make their tales easy to remember and share. In this workshop, Mark will go in-depth about how we share stories and utilize techniques on how to engage with an audience both on stage and on paper. Space is limited!

About the Instructor
Mark Skrzypczak is currently the co-slam master of the Jersey City Slam. His active involvement in the community earned him a nomination as “Slam Organizer of the Year,” at the 2016 National Poetry Awards.

Poetry has allowed Mark to perform all over the country including Boston, Salt Lake City, Oakland, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Rutgers University, Barnard College, and the University of Colorado. He represented Jersey City Slam at the National Poetry Slam as a slammer in 2013 and as a coach in 2015-18. He coached the viral sensation Rutgers University Poetry Slam Team at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational from 2013-2015. He has recently taught a college course in spoken word/slam poetry at Hudson County Community College.

Who is this workshop for?

All writers and performers, regardless of experience, are welcome.

Cost
$20

Scholarships Available

If you are a student and would like to attend we are offering a scholarship for our workshop. To apply write us a short essay on why you would like to attend the workshop and tell us where you attend school. All scholarship essays can be sent to jerseycityslam@gmail.com

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Smush Gallery

340 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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