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Poetry is the Voice of the Revolution: a workshop for poets & organizers

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551 Carpenter Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Poetry is the Voice of the Revolution: a workshop for poets, organizers, and rebels
with Elliott batTzedek


Contemporary poets have shaped poetry into an explosive voice of resistance and speaking truth to power, and rallies, marches, and other public events can use poetry to challenge, amplify, and speak our hearts. But what makes a poem work in these public spaces? What elements within a poem work for reading, chanting, or call and response?


In this workshop, poet and liturgist Elliott batTzedek will share her expertise on which poems work in public spaces and WHY those poems work. She'll also teach a variety of ways that poems can be read in order to build energy and engage the audience/crowd.


The workshop is $20 and registrations must be made in advance.


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Elliott batTzedek holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University; her translation of Dance of the Lunatic by the Israeli lesbian writer Shez won the Robert Bly Translation prize, judged by Martha Collins. She is also the recipient of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Award and a residency at Vermont Studio Arts Center. For her day jobs, she creates events and magic at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, and runs a poetry consulting business at poetrybusinessmanager.com. She’s also a liturgist for several radical Jewish communities including Jewish Voice for Peace and Fringes: a feminist, non-zionist havurah. Her work appears in: Sakura Review, American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Cahoodaloodaling, Naugatuck River Review, Poemeleon, Apiary, Sinister Wisdom, and Passageways: the 2012 Two Lines Translation Anthology. Her chapbook the enkindled coal of my tongue will be published in January, 2017 by Wicked Banshee Press. She blogs about poetry and translation at thisfrenzy.com.


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Big Blue Marble Bookstore is in Mt. Airy Village, near the intersection of Greene Street and Carpenter Lane. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The store is a few blocks walk from the Upsal or Carpenter Lane stations of the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line, and the H bus stops one block from the store at Carpenter and McCallum.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Elliott batTzedek at outreach@bigbluemarblebooks.com


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you contact the instructor in advance, your registration may be transferred to another person


What is the refund policy?

If we have to cancel a workshop due to weather or other issues, we will offer you the choice of a refund or of moving your registration to a different workshop, We do not offer refunds if you cancel, but your registration may be transferred to any other class in the series. Please email outreach@bigbluemarblebooks.com.


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